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The Roman-Germanic Museum: photos, description (Roemisch-Germanisches Museum)

The Roman-Germanic Museum is not very far from the famous Cologne Cathedral and tells visitors about the fascinating discoveries of archaeology. Today, all display in a modern building in light gray, which opened in 1974. In this Museum you can learn about the history of the Roman Empire and its provinces, located on the site of the modern Cologne. The majority of items submitted are very interesting and date back to the first centuries ad.

The Roman-Germanic Museum began its existence in the postwar years, namely in 1946. This was preceded by the Union of German and Roman branches of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. One of the most important exhibits of the Museum is the Dionysus mosaic. This work of art belongs to the third century of our era and represents a particularly beautiful mosaic floor. In ancient times, this floor was decorated with rich villas of Rome.

Many of the objects discovered during the excavations, belong to the reign of Augustus. In the Museum you can contemplate the remains of one of the Roman city walls with a round tower. On the upper floors of the Museum, each visitor has a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of settlement in the region of Cologne, and with the Paleolithic era. A large number of items from Roman times were found during excavations, which were carried out in the territories of the Rhine port.

The most popular among the exhibits of the Museum are various sculptures belonging to the I century B. C. among them are images of famous personalities such as Augustus and Agrippina the Elder.