Le musée gallo-romain de Fourvière - Lyon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 45.633 E 004° 49.192
31T E 641522 N 5069054
Quick Description: The museum and the archeological site occupy the slopes of the Fourviere hill, once the center of the Roman city of Lugdunum, founded in 43 B.C.
Location: France
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 9:28:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM2AMF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 71

Long Description:
Photography is not permitted inside this museum.

The Gallo-Roman museum was inaugurated in 1975. Bernard H. Zehrfuss, architect, Grand Prix de Rome, designed the building soe that it is perfectly integrated into the archeological site and almost invisible from the outside. The contrete structures, powerful and discrete, give the interior architecture and aspect resolutely modern. In the course of exploring the museum, evoking a long descent to the heart of heritage, the visitor discoveres one of the richest archeological collections in France. It retraces the history of Lyon from the end of the Prehistoric age to the 7th century A.D.

The museum collections include all of the chapters of public and private life of a capital of the Roman Empire. Especially noteworthy is the Claudien Tablet, discovered at the beginning of the 16th century : magnificently engraved in bronze, which records the speech that the Emperor Claudius, born in Lyon, gave in 48 A.D. in Rome in favor of the Gauls.

The dedication of the amphitheater of the three Gauls, the marble garlands of the altar of the three Gauls, and the honorary inscriptions offered to the high priests testify to the monumental and prestigeous collection.
Roman History

Street Address:
17 rue Cleberg 69005 Lyon

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Every day except Monday 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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