Musée des Merveilles

Exhibition "At the table of the Gauls: aristocrats, warriors and powers on the peaks of the Alpes-Maritimes"

Cultural, Exhibition in Tende

  • The Musée départemental des Merveilles in Tende presents an original exhibition on the Gaulish archaeological site of the Cime de la Tournerie (commune of Roubion, Alpes-Maritimes).

  • Between the 5th and the 3rd century BC, Gaulish populations erected a monumental construction on a small summit of the Mercantour massif. Inside the walls, outside the ordinary world, aristocrats and elite warriors held enigmatic ritual banquets where the weaving of hierarchical ties and powers could be reaffirmed. Under the rubble of this abandoned building more than 2,200 years ago, archaeologists and scientists have found soil littered with weapons, jewels, human remains and meal reliefs....
    Between the 5th and the 3rd century BC, Gaulish populations erected a monumental construction on a small summit of the Mercantour massif. Inside the walls, outside the ordinary world, aristocrats and elite warriors held enigmatic ritual banquets where the weaving of hierarchical ties and powers could be reaffirmed. Under the rubble of this abandoned building more than 2,200 years ago, archaeologists and scientists have found soil littered with weapons, jewels, human remains and meal reliefs. Through these fragmented remains, the history of these distant ancestors of the Mercantour is revisited in the light of these new data that reverses the perception that we had of the Gauls of the Mercantour.
    Beyond the gestures related to the ceremonial of these banquets which refer to the well-known Hellenistic practices, we discover a population, numerous, hierarchical, bellicose and integrated in a long-term commercial network.
    In collaboration with the Regional Director of Cultural Affairs PACA, the Camille Jullian Center, the municipality of Roubion and the Mercantour National Park, this exhibition offers the general public as part of a fun, didactic and immersive, the first results of six years of research and multidisciplinary study, thanks to original documentary and iconographic content and an innovative scenography rich in hundreds of original objects, multimedia tools and interactive models.
  • Spoken languages

Schedules

Schedules

  • From July 10, 2021 until September 30, 2022
    Opened Everyday
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