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Roman Life in all its Forms in Lyon’s Lugdunum Museum


Lugdunum Museum, Lugdunum Musée, Lyon, France If you first approach the Lugdunum Museum from the base of the Roman Theatre, you may be struck by the bunker-like quality of the architecture.  Depending on your aesthetic sense, your heart may drop.  You may get a flashback to the days of the Cold War.  You may think, ‘Why?  O why?’ But don’t…

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Augusta Raurica Museum Part One: A Peek into Roman Lives


Augusta Raurica Museum, Switzerland The museum of the Roman settlement of Augusta Raurica is a little gem.  Yes it’s small, but the quality of the local finds is so amazing that it makes for an extremely interesting and fun place to visit. Actually, the museum consists of three parts: in the picture above you can see that there are doorways:…

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Little Archaeological Treasures in Lausanne


Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History, Musée cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire (MCAH), Lausanne, Switzerland The centrally located Palais de Rumine, a great big building on the Place de la Riponne, is home to five local museums.  On the first floor is the little Cantonal Archaeology & History Museum.  It looks at the archaeology of the Lake Geneva region from 15,000 BC onwards,…

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