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Les collections

The archaeological collections
From the Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages...

The museum exhibits around 30,000 archaeological objects, making it one of the largest collections in Europe.
These objects bear witness to human activities from the origins of prehistory (Palaeolithic) to the Carolingian era.

The museum holds more than two million objects in its reserves...

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The early Middle Ages

From the 4th century onwards, many foreigners whom the Romans called "Barbarians" immigrated to the Empire. Most of them were Germanic.

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Mobilier de la tombe du « chef » de Lavoye

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La plus ancienne sépulture mérovingienne de la basilique de Saint-Denis

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Table d'autel paléochrétienne

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Hache danoise

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Épée à anneaux du « chef » de Chaouilley

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Chapiteau composite à anses en forme de poissons

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Le scramasaxe à décor d’animaux fantastiques de Chaouilley

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Le Christ paléochrétien dit de Grésin

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Bijoux du cimetière wisigoth d'Estagel

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Plaques-boucles à motifs chrétiens

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Other collections

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Documentary objects