In 46 BC Julius Caesar founded a colony at Arles (then Arelate), which would become a key port. Recent archaeological finds, including bronze and marble sculptures, shed light on life in the Roman city. Find out more from the MAH Geneva’s website.
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(c. 1st century BC), Arles Museum of Antiquity. Photo: © MDAA, Rémi Bénali
(c. 240 BC), Musée du Louvre
The Venus of Arles (4th century BC), Musée du Louvre. Photo: © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Daniel Lebée/Carine Déambrosis
Pair of simpulums (ladles) with mythological decorations (2nd–3rd century AD), Calvet Museum of Avignon. Photo: © Avignon, Musée Calvet – Fondation Calvet
Mosaic representing the kidnapping of Europa (c. end of 2nd century AD), Arles Museum of Antiquity. Photo: © MDAA, Rémi Bénali