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The Col de Pierre Pertuis is a 827 metres high mountain pass in the Jura Mountains. It is famous for a natural rock tunnel, a landmark from Roman times. The pass was in use at that time as a link between Aventicum (Avenches) and Augusta Raurica (Augst). The natural aperture in the rock was extended by the Romans, and bears a 3rd century inscription.  

 

Switzerland 2007 Pro Patria stamp Via Jura

Switzerland 2007, Pierre-Pertuis natural rock tunnel .
The stamp was issued in the series "Pro Patria - Cultural routes in Switzerland ".

 

 

 

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