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Geneva is situated on a hill at the end of Lake Leman, at the mouth of the Rhone. In the Gallic period, a citadel dominated the hill, with a bridge spanning the Rhone, supported on the island in the middle of the river. In the year 58 BC, the emperor Julius Caesar caused this bridge to be cut, in order to stop the Helvetii from emigrating to the south-west of Gaul. Traces of villas and defensive walls from that period can still be found.