International Museum Day - Archeology for everyone
Sunday, 21th May 2017, 10 am - 5 pm, free admission
An exceptional find in Augusta Raurica
Emergency excavations in Augst have uncovered an extremely rare lead sarcophagus from the Roman period. It is the burial of an elderly lady.
The finds (bones, glass vessels and textile remains) are currently undergoing analysis, evaluation and conservation. Archaeologists expect their investigations to result in new discoveries about life in our region during the Roman period.
On International Museum Day, 21 May 2017, this exceptional find will be briefly on display. Experts will be on hand to explain the objects and research methods and will be happy to answer your questions.
At home with the Romans
Today, iPads, games consoles, spaghetti and potato chips are left outside. Instead, you can put on a tunic, eat lying down and learn to play Roman games in the Roman house.
Admission is free and bookings are not necessary.
For more on the International Museum Day go to: www.museums.ch