Science and Nature

Archaeology has given to the Royal Chapel of St. Frambourg at Senlis, built by Adelaide wife of Hugh Capet, a series of sequences that return to the Gallo-Roman wall its three traditional functions: - Defense of the "Castrum" against "barbarian" invasions; - Symbolic of a sacred enclosure into which, near the Cathedral, a large church was built by the Carolingians who made Senlis and Compiegne centers of their hunts; - Ostentatious in the royal lands to the north of Paris with a new building covering the Gallo-Roman tower to overlook more than 12 feet the wall of the city.