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The archaeological Museum of Cremona: photo description (Museo archeologico)

The archaeological Museum of Cremona was opened in 2009-m to year in the Church building of San Lorenzo and the adjacent chapel of the Rocks of the 15th century. This independent Museum has grown from the archaeological collection of the city Museum, part of which is still exhibited in the Palazzo Affaitati.

The Church of San Lorenzo, secularized in the late 18th century, belonged to the Benedictine order, and later olivetana. It has a three-nave structure dates back to the early 13th century. In its architecture are the specific elements of the Romanesque style - vast spaces and the typical decoration of the arches of the apse. In the course of archaeological excavations in 1962-m to year, was discovered more ruins of the ancient Church, perhaps the one referred to in the parchment of the end of the 10th century and paleo-Christian necropolis and the ancient Roman necropolis of the 1st century BC.

The decision to turn the Church of San Lorenzo in the Museum complex resulted in large-scale restoration work, which affected both the structure of the building itself and its decoration. Today it contains the core of the archaeological collection in Cremona - the artifacts discovered from the 19th century until the present day (Piazza Marconi), which allow you to get an idea of the town founded by the Romans in 218-m BC, one of the first North of the Po river. In total, the Museum houses about 500 exhibits are presented in three sections, fragments of public buildings (particularly theatre via Cesare Battisti), remains of residential houses Domus del Labyrin and Domus del Ninfeo, richly decorated with mosaic floors, ancient wall paintings, artifacts from the necropolis (the tombstone with the image of members of the family Arrondie, funerary urns and ceramics, bronze and glass).