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The Marseille history Museum: photos, description Musee d'histoire de Marseille)

The Marseille history Museum was created thanks to the random finds. At the construction site of a shopping center in the old part of the city during the excavation were found in a large number of ancient objects of historical value. After this unfinished building has changed its purpose and instead of a shopping center became a Museum. It happened in 1983.

The Marseille history Museum consists of two parts - the Museum and galleries under the open sky, which is called "Garden of ruins". The Museum presents the whole history of this major port city since its founding in the sixth century BC and ending with the middle of the last century. Every prolonged time period in his life in a separate Chapter, which presents the era - Greek, Roman, early Christian, Medieval, joining Marseille to the French, to the monarchy, glorious revolution and both world wars of the twentieth century. Among the exhibits of each section, you can see fragments of architectural structures, household items, religious items, sculptures, clothing and jewelry.

The Museum also houses one of the largest in the Mediterranean region collections of shipwrecks. Her oldest exhibit is more than two and a half thousand years, as himself Marcel.

The second part of the Museum called "Garden of ruins" is also the unique exhibits found during archaeological excavations. Only the remains of ancient buildings and structures that were built in VI-II centuries BC, it was decided not to migrate under the roof of the Museum, and write under the open sky. Around the "Garden of ruins" was a Park, in the garden are surviving fragments of the city fortifications, residential buildings, port buildings.