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Archaeological Museum of Fréjus: photo description (Musee archeologique)

Popular French seaside resort of Fréjus is located to the West of Cannes, region Provence - Alpes - Cote d'azur. It is famous for its sandy beaches, but also has a rich history - it was founded BC by Julius Caesar. There is also the oldest building not only of Provence, but of France the Cathedral of St. Leontius Majuscula, built in the V century.

In Frejus also has an archaeological Museum located in the center of the square Calvini Place Calvini). Tourists are invited to get acquainted with the history of the settlement and everyday life of its inhabitants, who inhabited this region more than two thousand years ago. Also there are masterpieces of the antique, particularly Roman art. All the exhibits were found during archaeological excavations that took place since the XIX century.

The Museum's collection is divided into four parts: the first are the ancient sculptures, as set out in the quality of sepulchral monuments and sacred statues of pagan deities. The most famous is the two-faced Hermes, has already become a kind of symbol of Fréjus. The burial traditions of ancient Rome dedicated the next section of the Museum and the other reserved for ceramic products, among which are the Gallic amphorae. In the last Department renovated furnished house typical representative of the upper class of that era. Of special interest are amazingly preserved the bright decorations of the walls and atrium (internal patio).

Individual artifacts were found at the site of the former Roman theatre and are connected with this sphere of city life. It should be noted the mask was meant for an actor of tragic roles. Also presents elements of a mosaic dedicated to the God Bacchus, patron of the theatre.