Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier
According to Frommer's Germany, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier is " one of the outstanding museums of Roman antiquities north of the Alps."
The museum was founded in 1877.
What to See
The Rheinisches Landesmuseum's collections are grouped into four sections: Prehistoric; Roman; Franconian-Merovingian; and medieval to contemporary. The Roman collection dominates, with excellent artifacts ranging from tombs to mosaics to daily objects.
Numerous reliefs from funerary monuments show daily life in Roman times. The museum's most popular exhibit is the Mosel Ship, a sculpture of a wine-bearing vessel crowning a big burial monument from 220 AD. Another star exhibit is a magnificent mosaic of Bacchus from the dining room of a Roman villa.
Another highlight is a scale model of Roman Trier, which provides a good overview of the city and thus makes a good starting point for sightseeing.
Also on display are many other mosaics and frescoes (including an exhibit on how mosaics are made), ceramics, glassware, a 2,700-year-old Egyptian casket complete with mummy, an outstanding numismatic collection, and prehistoric and medieval art and sculpture.
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|Names:||Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier; Rhineland Regional Museum; Roman Museum of Trier|
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|Coordinates:||49.751431° N, 6.643885° E (view on Google Maps)|
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- Personal visit (December 27, 2005).
- "Trier Attractions." Frommer's Germany 2006.
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Germany (2003), 328
- Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier - Go Historic
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