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Museu de Guissona Eduard Camps i Cava

Guissona

The Museu de Guissona Eduard Camps i Cava is adjacent to the town’s Archaeological Park.

The Museu de Guissona Eduard Camps i Cava is adjacent to the town’s Archaeological Park.

In September 2011, the Museu de Guissona Eduard Camps i Cava was reopened on the ground floor of the old Fassina Mercadé building, next to the two hectare Archaeological Park where the ruins of the Roman city of Iesso have been uncovered.

The museum’s permanent exhibition explains how the north-eastern part of the Iberian peninsula was conquered and governed by the Romans. It details the physical, political, social and economic evolution of the military settlement which became the town of Iesso, and much later would be Guissona. The town proper was founded around 100 BC, and continued to grow until the sixth century AD, as visitors will discover from the texts, photographs and illustrations of the exhibition, as well as from the walls, streets, houses, thermal baths and other features that archaeology has brought to light. From a combined visit to the museum and the park we can appreciate something of the complexity of the everyday life of the inhabitants of two thousand years ago.

AUDIOGUIDE

01. Introduction

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SPACES

<p>Area at the entrance where the visitor is invited to take a trip from contemporary Guissona to Iesso.</p>
From Guissona to Iesso
From Guissona to Iesso
<p>The history of the Roman settlement explained with illustrations, texts and objects.</p>
The site of Iesso, its history
The site of Iesso, its history
<p>Central area of the museum: the Roman settlement of Iesso.</p>
Discovering the settlement of Iesso
Discovering the settlement of Iesso
<p>A space where remains of epigraphs recovered from the Roman city are exhibited, items which tell us about the lives of the citizens of Iesso.</p>
The citizens of Iesso
The citizens of Iesso
<p>Aerial view of the archaeological park of Guissona.</p>
Archaeological Park
Archaeological Park

OBJECTS

<p>A ploughshare made of iron.</p>
Iron share
Iron share
<p>Hand-powered rotary quern.</p>
Hand-powered rotary quern
Hand-powered rotary quern
<p>Prehistoric stone axe.</p>
Prehistoric stone axe
Prehistoric stone axe
<p>Funeral Goods from the Neolithic burial site in La Plana del Torrent (Ribera d&rsquo;Ondara)</p>
Silex, shells and an axe
Silex, shells and an axe
<p>An ornamented drinking cup from the prehistoric site of Auditori.</p>
Ornamented cup
Ornamented cup
<p>Bronze Roman horse soldier from the High Imperial period.</p>
Bronze Roman horse soldier
Bronze Roman horse soldier
<p><em>This coin, initially equivalent to 25 silver denarii, 100 silver sesterces and 400 bronzes asses, was gradually devalued over time.&nbsp; </em></p>
Aureus of Nero
Aureus of Nero
<p>Fragment of the Dressel 1A wine amphora which has a consular mark on its neck.</p>
Fragment of the Dressel 1A amp
Fragment of the Dressel 1A amphora
<p><em>Small globular, locally-produced jug coated with a layer of slip. </em></p>
Red slipware workshop of Iesso
Red slipware workshop of Iesso
<p>Nuts, grapes, plums and peaches from the Roman period. Recovered from a well in the city of Iesso</p>
Fruit preserved from the Roman
Fruit preserved from the Roman period
<p><em>Some of these loomweights have certain marks such as geometric incisions and markings from a ring stone. </em></p>
Set of loomweights
Set of loomweights
<p>Pompeian-style paintings that decorated the walls of rooms in the domus.</p>
Mural painting
Mural painting
<p>A tombstone for Lesbia, first to fourth centuries AD.</p>
A tombstone for Lesbia
A tombstone for Lesbia
<p>Funeral stele from the 1st century BC with an inscription in the Iberian language.</p>
Funeral stele in the Iberian l
Funeral stele in the Iberian language
<p>Honorific pedestal dedicated by the freed slave Tyche to his former master, Marcus Caecilius Probus (1st-2nd centuries AD).</p>
The Pedestal of Marcus Caecili
The Pedestal of Marcus Caecilius Probus
<p>Lead piping.</p>
Lead piping
Lead piping
<p>Reproduction of the mosaic from the dining room of the well-to-do <em>domus</em> .</p>
Triclinium mosaic (reproductio
Triclinium mosaic (reproduction)
<p>The&nbsp;<em>natatio</em>, the large outdoor pool at the thermal baths of Iesso.</p>
The natatio
The natatio

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://museudeguissona.cat/
OPENING TIMES
EMAIL
museu@guissona.cat

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