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Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine


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Why you should go to see Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine?

Published by Su Sertdemir — 2 months ago

In these few paragraphs I would like to write about my visit to Musee d’archeologie nationale  et domaine.

The museum was dedicated to the origin and history of the gallic tribes which are believed to be the ancestors of the french people. In the entrance, a ... guided me through the correct path, I started in the first room that featured the oldest reminents and ruins of the Indo-european that migrated to Gaul thousands of years ago. Bows,jewelled necklaces, bracelets and everyday objects that we still use. By pursuing my path through the alleys I stumbled upon a room that was dedicated to the bronze age. During this period, the people of Gaul were greately influenced by the greeks that colonized the southern part of France and founded Massalia that later became Marseille.

Why you should go to see Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine?

They were in peace with the greeks and oftenly interacted with them by learning art by them, more specifically amphora and pot decorations. They even learned astrology and carried templates that described the movement of the stars. In the next rooms swords, shields and other weapons were exhibited to show that the Gallic people were very capable blacksmiths. Although never united, the tribes were open to advancement and lived in small settlements. One of the most important settlements that they found in early antiquity was the latinized Mediolanum which is the modern day Milan.

Why you should go to see Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine?

The last few rooms were dedicated to the gallic wars from the perspective of the natives. Since usually the victorious write history, in class we learn about the roman side of the war. Seeing statues, paintings and coins that featured Vercingetorix was a great enlightment for me and other history lovers. It was definitely a very interesting museum because it was built in a period that could be called early french nationalism. The french seeked their roots  and embraced the history of their ancestors by immortalizing Vercingetorix in paintings and heroic tales.

Why you should go to see Musee d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine?

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