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The Rhineland regional Museum: photos, description (Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier)

The Rhineland regional Museum is one of the largest and most important archaeological museums in Germany. In his extensive collection of exhibits — the evidence of history from the first settlements on the banks of the Rhine 200 thousand years ago until the Medieval period. A special part of the collection consists of archaeological finds of the Roman era, the oldest city in Germany, August, Treverorum, the period of greatest significance of Trier in its history.

The Museum was founded in 1877 as a "Provincial Museum of the Prussian Rhine province." Most of his extensive collection consists of exhibits obtained as a result of own archaeological excavations in the region of Trier (more than 10 thousand archaeological objects in the area of 5700 sq km).

4000 square metres of exhibition space Museum, renovated in 2009-2011, invite visitors on a fascinating journey through the history of the city and its environs. Here are stone and bronze tools, the rich Celtic tomb of the nobles, the largest collection of ancient mosaics, jewelry and weapons of the Frankish burials, epitaphs and monuments of the early Christian period, fragments of the oldest stained glass in Germany, the Cathedral and many other valuable exhibits. Worthy of attention and a collection of everyday objects, coins, paintings, ceramics and works of decorative art from antiquity to the present.