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Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum), Marseille

 Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum) - Marseille, France
Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum)
Place Vivaux, Marseille, France 13002Map
+33 4 9191 2462
Neighborhood: 2nd arrondissement
Overview

Created in 1963, the Musée des Docks Romains harbors the remains of one of the few preserved trading ports in the world. Discovered during the reconstruction of the old port area which was destroyed during World War II, these archeological remains are testimony to the commercial activity of Marseilles, the Phocaean City, in ancient times. Other exhibits retrace the Greek and medieval period from 6 BCE to 4 CE, giving a revealing insight into the different kinds of merchandise that passed through the city. For instance, you can see an amphora : the ancient Greek two-handled jar, as well as details of how it was made, and pieces of wreckage, once buried in the depths beyond the harbor, have now been raised for display.

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Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: métro: Colbert
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