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Archaeology Museum of Catalonia - Empúries

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<p>General view of the Roman forum in Emp&uacute;ries</p>

General view of the Roman forum in Empúries

The ruins of Empúries, the most important Greco-Roman archaeological site in Catalonia, lie facing the Mediterranean Sea in an exceptionally beautiful natural location. The town’s streets, temples and squares, which are over 2,000 years old, conserve the legacy of the ancient Iberian, Greek and Roman civilisations that coexisted there. Empúries offers a privileged, peerless glimpse into our past, as well as a unique chance to learn first-hand about the culture, history and art of our ancestors.

The branch of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia in Empúries (MAC-Empúries) strives to offer visitors a thrilling, enriching experience in direct contact with the archaeological remains there. A visit to the Greek city – the only one still conserved in the Iberian Peninsula – and the Roman city are complemented by a tour through the museum, which showcases representative objectives from the history of the site that have been uncovered in the more than 100 years of excavations in Empúries.

SPACES

<p>Aerial view of the Greek city of Emp&uacute;ries and the Palaiapolis, currently the town of Sant Mart&iacute; d&rsquo;Emp&uacute;ries</p>
The Indigets, the original inhabitants
The Indigets, the original inhabitants
<p>Scenic view of the Greek city of Emp&uacute;ries</p>
The Greek colonisers
The Greek colonisers
<p>View of a two-toned Roman mosaic from one of the rooms in the Mosaic Domus</p>
Emporiae: From military encampment to imperial city
Emporiae: From military encampment to imperial city
<p>Aerial view of the floor plan of the Christian church of Santa Magdalena</p>
The first Christians
The first Christians
<p>First excavations in Emp&uacute;ries, in the temple area from the Greek city in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century</p>
More than 100 years of excavations
More than 100 years of excavations

OBJECTS

<p>Set of Iberian bronze tools made up of three axes, a chisel and a fragment of a sickle</p>
Set of Iberian bronze tools
Set of Iberian bronze tools
<p>Front and back of two Iberian coins from the Untikesken mint</p>
Coins from the Untikesken mint...
Coins from the Untikesken mint in Empúries
<p>Greek commercial letter on a sheet of lead</p>
Greek letter on lead
Greek letter on lead
<p>Front view of an Attic krater with red figures</p>
Attic krater with red figures
Attic krater with red figures
<p>Terracotta figure from the Greek city of Emp&uacute;ries depicting a baker seated on a stool.</p>
Terracotta baker
Terracotta baker
<p>Front view of the Roman mosaic depicting the Sacrifice of Iphigenia</p>
Mosaic depicting the Sacrifice...
Mosaic depicting the Sacrifice of Iphigenia
<p>Roman inscription on bronze dedicated to an illustrious figure from the city</p>
Roman inscription on bronze
Roman inscription on bronze
<p>Altar with the remains of polychrome decorations from the Roman city of Emp&uacute;ries</p>
Rooster altar
Rooster altar
<p>Funeral lauda with mosaic from the late Roman era</p>
Mosaic funeral lauda
Mosaic funeral lauda
<p>View of the museum&rsquo;s themed hall exhibiting the Greek sculpture of Asclepius and the fragment of the sculpture of a serpent</p>
Greek statue of Asclepius
Greek statue of Asclepius
<p>Greek libation vessel discovered in the port area of the Greek city of Emp&uacute;ries</p>
Greek kernos
Greek kernos

INFORMATION

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WEBSITE
http://www.mac.cat/seus/empuries
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EMAIL
macempuries.cultura@gencat.cat

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