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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

The Roman World

<p>Partial view of Room 4.</p>

Partial view of Room 4.

The changes from the Iberian to the Roman world occurred as a result of the Romanization of the Girona region from 218 BC, where the first Romans arrived in Empúries.

New towns and agricultural villages formed the basis of their occupation. Towns were the seats of this new power, while the villages exploited the land and wine, oil and cereals were the main products.

The new tastes of this fully Romanized society are reflected in the different exhibits, some of which are of a more personal nature.

Amulets and images of gods and myths show us new religious customs, which had an effect on basic customs such as funeral rites.

The spread of Christianity in the late Roman Empire transformed society, which maintained its economic, administrative and judicial foundations throughout the Visigothic period, but with a different mentality and customs. Christianity gradually permeated every aspect of daily life.

OBJECTS

<p>Doll, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 2nd-1st century BC</p>
Doll
Doll
<p>Plaque from a bridal chest, La Font del Vilar (Avinyonet de Puigvent&oacute;s, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 4th century AD</p>
Plaque
Plaque
<p>Sarcophagus showing the seasons, Emp&uacute;ries (Alt Emporda), Roman period, 4th century BC.</p>
Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus
<p>Belt buckle, Roman and Visigothic necropolis of El Pla de l&rsquo;Horta (Sarri&agrave; de Ter, Giron&egrave;s), Visigothic period, 6th century AD</p>
Buckle
Buckle
<p>Flask of St Mina, ceramic, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 350-450 AD</p>
Bottle
Bottle
<p>Weight, bronze, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 7th century AD</p>
Weight
Weight
<p>Plate with decorated base, El Collet de&nbsp;Sant Antoni de Calonge (Calonge, Baix Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 7th century AD</p>
Plate with support
Plate with support
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