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Ville Nîmes (Gard, 30)
Subject(s) Basin of the Fontaine
Author(s) Zinzerling, Just
  Dutch scholar (1590-1618)
Resource type Printed book
Date 1616
References Zinzerling 1616, p. 212

Bernard 1859, pp. 1-14 ; Fiches/Veyrac 1996, pp. 241-268 ; Gros 1996, pp. 370-371, 440-441 ; Lemerle 2005, p. 87 ; Lemerle 2013-2

Remarks Zinzerling stayed in France from 1612 to 1616

« Propinquus fons est, lacus tamen habens faciem magis, quam fontis. Fontem Dianæ sunt qui appellent : alii lavacrum Vestalium fuisse opinantur. Sunt qui aquas ejus per meatus subterraneos ex Gardo huc penetrare credant. »
= “Very close by is a spring, which forms a large pool. Some call it the 'Spring of Diana', others believe it to the be bath of the Vestals. The water is believed to come from the Gard River by way of an underground conduit.”