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The Alyscamps is a large Roman necropolis, which is a short distance outside the walls of the old town of Arles, France. It was one of the most famous necropolises of the ancient world. The name comes from the Provençal Occitan word Aliscamps, who comes from the Latin Elisii Campi. They were famous in the Middle Ages and are referred to by Ariosto in Orlando Furioso and by Dante in the Inferno.

  • also known as Les Alyscamps

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Google previewElysium (2001)

by John W. Wohlfarth

Les Alyscamps was the most famous cemetery in mediaeval Europe, dating from Roman times. Alyscamps is a word derived from Elysii campi, that is the Elysian Fields. Of the immense cemetery, nothing remains except a long shady avenue ...

Google previewA Tour Through Old Provence (1911)

by Archibald Stevenson Forrest

One of the most interesting biographical tombs removed from the Alyscamps is that of Julia Tyrannia. It records not only the highly appreciated virtues and ...

Google previewProvence (2006)

by Giovanna Magi

The name Alyscamps is a deformation of the term Elysian Fields; this is in fact an ancient necropolis which was already famous at the time of the Gauls. In the early centuries burials were made by the Phoenicians, the Celts, the Gauls and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology (2015)

by Nancy Thomson de Grummond

surrounding the forum and probably used for grain storage, and the Alyscamps (“Champs-Elysees,” or Elysian Fields), a cemetery of Roman and later ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction (2010)

Paris: Alyscamps. Parkin, J . (1990).

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

in Verona; the royal museum of Portici whichwas transferred tothe Palazzo degli Studi in Naplesin 1787;theMuseo Guarnacci in Volterra; the Museo PioClementino in the Vatican; and even the small museum of Arles at Les Alyscamps.

Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

a large Roman cemetery, called Alyscamps, contains tombstones with reliefs of the Matres. A festival still held in the spring at Arles, possibly inspired by an earlier festival in honor of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Aliscans (Aleschans, Alyscamps, Elysii Campi) was, however ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1Y4S1C3A1M3P3S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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