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Archaeological Museum of nice

Archaeological Museum of nice with its scale clearly does not correspond to the real historical significance of the city. One of the largest ports of the ancient Mediterranean — and just a few rooms with finds and exhibits, attached to the ruins of the Roman baths. However, to look at and there is something.

The archaeological Museum was born in nice in 1960 By this time, the city has grown to such an extent that included in its boundaries the hill of Cimiez (now the namesake of a city block), on which were situated the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Cemenelum, former trade competitor of Nicaea (ancient name nice). Several years of excavations have revealed many interesting exhibits for which it decided to organize the Museum.

The first time the entire collection was located on the ground floor located next to the Matisse Museum. Then, realizing that contemporary art and associated creation of antiquity, the authorities moved the Museum closer to the excavation site of Cemenelum — right between the amphitheatre and the baths. The Museum periodically updated with new finds right from the excavation site.

Exhibits a little. But there are interesting interactive solutions.

For example, you can check out her talents as an archaeologist.

Or an amphora to collect.

To compare original and restored copy.

Even Roman legionary helmet to try on.

Restoration of fragments selenaselena clear.

Deserve special mention the labels to the exhibits for the blind and visually impaired. In addition to the embossed text and the Braille alphabet, three-dimensional model exhibits themselves.

The main finding, stored in the Museum, recognize the bronze statue of the “Dancing Faun” in the first century ad

The rest of the traditional set of artifacts: amphoras, statues, household items.

Near the Museum are the amphitheatre and baths of the II-III century ad the amphitheatre you can walk and climb freely, the entrance to the baths is combined with the entrance to the Museum.

By the way, the Archaeological Museum — the only one of all the museums of nice, where my graduate ticket is not accepted at the student and demanded the international ISIC. I had a little quarreling, and then my student ID scanned, promising to send a request to the UNIVERSITY, and still admitted at a reduced rate. I hope for the thesis defense, my offense will not change

How to get

Archaeological Museum of nice is located significantly North of the city centre. The walk will take 20-25 minutes. You can use the bus.

A walk to the Archaeological Museum can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Matisse Museum and Cimiez monastery. From scenic garden of the monastery offers a beautiful view of the city and the sea.

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