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The Archaeological Site of the Cathedral of Saint Peter (Saint-Pierre), Geneva

Charles Bonnet
World Archaeology
Vol. 18, No. 3, Archaeology and the Christian Church (Feb., 1987), pp. 330-340
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/124589
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The Archaeological Site of the Cathedral of Saint Peter (Saint-Pierre), Geneva
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Abstract

Over the last ten years, archaeological investigation of the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre at Geneva has been carried out in conjunction with the restoration of the building, allowing the origins of the episcopal group to be defined and its architectural evolution studied. The group, complete as early as the fourth century, consists of two cathedrals on either side of a baptistry, reception halls, various annexes and the Bishop's residence. During the sixth century, a third church was built at the centre of the complex. The buildings went through various remodellings until c. 1000, when the double cathedral was demolished and the central church was completely remodelled. This church in turn was razed at the beginning of the twelfth century, when the present cathedral was begun. The state of preservation of the remains, along with the importance of the episcopal group in Geneva's urban development, justified the creation of a permanent archaeological display which has recently been opened to the public.

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