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Statue of King Louis IX

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Location type: Statue
Number of texts: 2
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Made by Dromos | Reference Pascal Brackman
Made by Dromos

In the 13th century, King Louis IX had no land along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. He decided to build a port at Aigues-Mortes. It was then situated directly on the sea. Because of sand deposits, it is now seperated from the shore by the salinas.

Linked themes: Geography, History

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Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

King Louis IX was the founder of Aigues Mortes. In 1245, Pope Innocent IV called upon the European sovereigns to lead a cusade to take back Jerusalem and the Holy land. King Louis IX responded and took charge of the Seventh Crusade. He left from here with his ships.

Linked themes: History, Religion

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