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Vervins was mentioned in the ancient times as Verbinum in the Antonine Itinerary by Antoninus and later as Vironum in the Tabula Peutingeriana. Ancient landmarks included a theatre and a temple, which were later rediscovered. It once served as the capital of Thiérache.