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Avec ce nouvel album, L’Inconnue de Tower Bridge , le commissaire Raffini fait sa première incursion hors de l’hexagone. Scotland Yard vient en effet de récupérer le cadavre d une jeune femme bloquée contre les piles du Tower Bridge. L’examen des vêtements laisse entendre qu’il pourrait s’agir d’une Française. Aussi, la collaboration de la police française est-elle souhaitée. Le commissaire divisionnaire, qui sait que Raffini ne parle pas un traître mot de la langue de Shakespeare et déteste cordialement tout ce qui est thé à 5 heures, conduite à gauche et autres comportements et pratiques grotesques, le choisit aussitôt pour la mission. Ainsi démarre cette enquête qu’en son for intérieur Raffini a rebaptisé »Raffini chez ces Foutus Rosbeefs » ! Une histoire on l’aura compris non dénuée d’humour, mais qui conjugue aussi action, émotion et suspense.
Aosta was settled in proto-historic times and later became a centre of the Salassi, many of whom were killed or sold into slavery by the Romans in 25 BC. After the fall of the Western Empire, the city was conquered, in turn, by the Burgundians, the Ostrogoths, and the Byzantines. In the 10th century Aosta became part of the Kingdom of Burgundy. After the fall of the latter in 1032, it became part of the lands of Count Humbert I of Savoy.
The privilege of holding the assembly of the states-general was granted to the inhabitants in 1189. An executive council was nominated from this body in 1536, and continued to exist until 1802. Saint-Martin-de-Corléans Megalithic Area with artifacts and tombs dating to the Neolithic era. At the bottom, the walls are nearly 2. Towers stand at angles to the enceinte and others are positioned at intervals, with two at each of the four gates, making twenty towers in total.
Pierre-Bernard Guasco was jailed there in the late 17th century. Le lépreux de la cité d’Aoste, a novel by Xavier de Maistre, is also named after this leper. Bramafan, built in the 11th century over a Roman bastion. It was the residence of the Savoy viscounts.
In Franco-Provençal, Bramé la fan means « To scream for hunger ». The east and south gates exist intact. It is formed by two series of arches enclosing a small square. This arrangement makes it clear that guarding the road was the main raison d’être of the city. Outside the town walls is the Arch of Augustus, a triumphal arch in honour of Augustus, built in 35 BC to celebrate the victory of consul Varro Murena over the Salassi. Augusta Praetoria into the Aosta Valley. The Cathedral, built in the 4th century and replaced in the 11th century by a new edifice dedicate to the Madonna.