Roman museum in Nîmes

This item appears on page 4 of the September 2018 issue.

Displaying more than 5,000 artifacts from throughout the long history of Nîmes, France, mostly from the Roman period beginning in 28 BC, the Museé de la Romanité (Boulevard de Arénes; phone +33 4 48 21 02 20, opened on June 2 across the street from Arènes de Nîmes, the ancient Roman coliseum.

Among the displays is a large mosaic, unearthed during the museum's construction, depicting the Theban king Pentheus being murdered by his mother.

Open daily at 10 a.m.; closing varies from 6 to 8 p.m., seasonally. 8 (near $9).