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Aigues-Mortes [Lat. aquae mortuae: ‘dead waters’]locked

  • Whitney S. Stoddard

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Town in Gard, southern France, in the north-western section of the Rhône Delta or Camargue. It is one of the largest surviving medieval fortified towns. Although documents show that there was a port on the site of Aigues-Mortes in the late 12th century and first third of the 13th, the town was officially not founded until the Charter of ...

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