Conceived as an archeological document center about ancient commerce, the Roman Docks Museum presents port activity in Marseilles from the 6th century b.c. to the 4th century a.d. The city's calling as a port of transit is revealed through the large storage vases or dolia, preserved on location, which testify to an important wine trade in the city. The museum is also home to the fruits of underwater archeological research, presenting several objects culled from shipwrecks off the coast of Marseilles. Amphoras, ship fittings, and objects from everyday life provide us with indispensable clues to better grasp life at sea and its constraints. Playful educational tools Thanks to the recent archeological discoveries in the vicinity of the museum, the site's topography reveals itself even more today. The city's role as a part is omnipresent throughout the digs. For example, beneath the Place Jules Verne and Place Bargemon, additional warehouses, wharfs, des jetties, ships, hot spring baths, from the same time period as the Docks were discovered.
Thématiques : Antiquité / Archéologie / Histoire locale régionale /