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Marseilles


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political
Description
Oldest of France's major cities; taken by Caesar 49 BCE; deteriorated after decline of Roman Empire until the 11th century; part of kingdom of Arles 879, of Provence 10th century; gained independence in the 13th century; passed to France in 1481; important during the 19th century.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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