Musee des Docks Romains, Marseille

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History Museum Museum
This Roman commercial warehouse is one of the few that exists worldwide. During the war, in 1947 the ancient docks were accidently discovered. It was at this site, the Musee des Docks Romains was built in 1963. You can marvel at the ancient Roman agricultural resourcefulness when you visit the museum and take a closer look at the 30 dolia or large ceramic roman jars, which they used to store wine or oil. You can also view many articles that were discovered during underwater excavation of shipwrecks near the Marseilles’ harbor. Before you head to Marseille, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Marseille trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Marseille has to offer, including Musee des Docks Romains.
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  • This free small museum displays the remains of Roman dock warehouses which were revealed after wartime destruction.  more »
  • The museum is of no interest, but it is placed in a nice spot next to the mucem. Only if you have time.  more »
  • There's not a lot to see here, it's mostly the remains of a Roman warehouse with some other finds, but it's free and I found the artifacts fascinating. Originally uncovered during building works, the ...  more »
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  • Good little museum, the only problem was that there were no translations from French. But it is free to enter
  • I could not believe that a museum can impress me in this way, but here on, it happened. For so many years I live in this city and I finally found time to enjoy an enriching tour. It was good that at the entrance, a back lit panel offers a historiographical information, that allowed me to better understand this unique space.
  • Little Museum. You will spend half an hour. But it helps to understand and see the history of the port.
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  • "Old" and little-known but essential. The old docks (warehouses of the Roman city) a few small windows and especially the dolia. If you have an hour or two, it's worth the (small) detour!
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  • History revealed by dynamite! And a unique shipping intro. In short the roots of Marseille.
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