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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

The Roman World

<p>Partial view of Roman artefacts.</p>

Partial view of Roman artefacts.

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