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Dijon archaeological Museum, (Musee archeologique de Dijon)

Archaeological Museum of Dijon is located in the Eastern part of the Abbey of St. Benina, the former centre of religious reform. The building devoted to the Museum, located in the garden next to the former monastery Church, now the Cathedral, named after the patron Saint of Dijon, Saint Benina. The archaeology Museum is easy to find, since the Cathedral is the tallest building in the city, its historical monument and popular tourist attraction.

The archaeological Museum was founded in 1832. For many years he shared a building with the Museum of fine arts and only in 1934, he received the premises on three floors in one of the buildings of the former Abbey. The main profile of the Museum is a story of Burgundy in the period of prehistory, including the Middle ages.

Part of the premises of the Museum was once the dormitory of the Abbey. The age of the Museum halls - from the XI to the XIII century. Under the Romanesque and early Gothic vaults are stored the truly rare items - items that belonged to the ancient Celts who inhabited these lands in the first century BC. These are wooden figures of a ritual nature, including the bronze sculpture of the goddess Secane, standing in the boat. Her name was the name of the river Seine, Paris. In the sanctuary of Secane in the headwaters of the Seine and was found the artifact.

Also in the Museum you can see Celtic jewelry and household items, bas-reliefs, weapons, a collection of sculptures Gallo-Roman period, sculptures of the author Klaus Sluter known as the author of the decorations of the monastery Anmol and tombstones of the Dukes of Burgundy stored their former Dijon residence. The Museum exhibits a bust of Jesus Christ the work of Sluter made in the end of XIV century.