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The greatest fear of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was on his way to conquer entire Gallia without any major resistance. Until... 54 AD nearby a place called Atuatica Tungrorum, the Eburons and their king Ambiorix challenged and fought him, with success.

Caesar's defeat led to the famous (for us belgians) quote "Horum omnium fortissimi
sunt Belgae" (i.e. the belgians are the breavest of the gauls).

  • Last visit to Tongeren: Jan 2004
  • Intro Written Jan 13, 2004
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