Death Is Not An End: An Exhibition At The Museum Of Archaeology In Nice
The Nice Cimiez Museum of Archaeology is devoting an exhibition to the remains of necropolises discovered on the ancient site of Cemenelum. In the exhibition Death is not an end, the museum exhumes treasures of the past and invites visitors to discover the funeral rites of antiquity.
Come and discover the city of the dead
The exhibition Death is not an end presents the remains of necropolises discovered at the ancient site of Cemenelum.
As its etymology indicates, a necropolis (a word composed of the Greek terms necros and polis) refers to a city of the dead.
In ancient times, this burial space was set up outside the city walls, in accordance with the Roman law of the Twelve Tables.
The city of the dead was separated from the space of the living for matters of Hygiene and spirituality.
Ancient necropolises were usually located along the access roads and accompanied travelers entering or leaving the city, so that the living would maintain a connection with the dead.
The necropolises surrounding the ancient city of Cemenelum have revealed a large number of burials and cremations, as well as rich furnishings dating from the first to the fourth century AD.
A rich collection to rediscover
With the exhibition Death is not an end, the archaeological museum of Nice honors its history and the remains discovered in the city, on the site of Cemenelum on the hill of Cimiez.
At the site of this ancient Roman city, whose remains can still be seen in Cimiez, many treasures have been unearthed.
Funerary urns, bones, lamps and a pot containing monetary treasure were discovered on this archaeological site during the 19th century.
During subsequent excavations in the 1960s, a burial enclosure as well as a mausoleum and several other burials were uncovered by archaeologists.
It is this important collection that the Museum of Archaeology of Nice Cimiez offers visitors to rediscover in the context of the exhibition.
Through the objects presented, this event is of course an opportunity to better know and understand the funeral rites of antiquity.
The exhibition Death is not an end is held at the archaeological museum of Nice Cimiez until May 15, 2022.
Nice Cimiez Archaeological Museum
160, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
Phone : 04 93 81 59 57
Mail : [email protected]
Open every day except Tuesday:
- from 10am to 5pm until April 30th
- from 10 am to 6 pm from May 2
Closed on Easter Sunday and May 1.
Full price: €5
Free for under 18s, students and residents of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis with the Nice Museums Pass.