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Museum of archaeology of the Mediterranean: photo description (Musee d'archeologie mediterraneenne)

One of the most interesting museums dedicated to the history of Marseille, until recently, was located in the Borely mansion of the XVIII century, but after its restoration, moved to the building of the hospices de Vieux charité. It was built in the XVII century and was part of the Carmelite monastery. This building is located in the heart of the historic panier quarter and is its main attraction, because the design of the building was designed by the Royal architect Pierre Puget, and the almshouse was built in Baroque style with pink and white stone.

The Museum of archaeology was founded in 1863 and the building of alms-houses it occupies part of the first floor. It presents the history of Provence and of the city through archaeological curiosities, found in the vicinity of Marseille and the region. Stored the exhibits here are related to different ancient civilizations, including Greek, Roman and Egyptian. The latter allocated a large area in the Egyptian section, you can see sarcophagi, sculptures and bas-reliefs, decorative objects and things of everyday Egyptians - it is numerous collection of household items is considered a rarity.

In the hall called "Classical antiquity" presents objects created in Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Rome and Cyprus. In a separate section placed finds made around Marseille, the oldest of them dates back to V century BC. Things from this collection belonged to different Nations of Europe, which has left its mark on the land where the modern Marseilles.

Museum of archaeology of the Mediterranean is recognized as one of the best archaeological museums in the South of France. Many of the exhibits displayed in it exist in a single copy.