Ruins from different countries and cultures all over the world tell fascinating stories of their distance pasts. They may be destroyed now, but their legacies still live on and on ALESIA- France: Taking desperate yet futile last stand against the besieging Romans, Vercingetorix stationed his Gallic troops in this stronghold located atop a hill. After a six week long battle, Vercingetorix finally succumbed to the might of the Roman army. The historic battle of Alesia took place during 52 BC. The ensuing victory by Julius Caesar meant that he had bought down the rebellion by Gallic forces making the end of Gallic Wars and conquering Gaul.

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