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The Museum

National Heritage for most of us is often represented by monuments and museums in towns whereas in fact our heritage consists even of little villages which delve into their past thus allowing us to meditate on their riches.
This was how the Museum in Bagnols was born. Located on the first floor of the “Office de Tourisme” it consists of two rooms.The first is dedicated to archeological digs made from 1967 to 1988 by Guy Desirat a local archeologist.
Closed for inventory until the end of the year.

 

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Objects found during Digs in the
Bayonne Fortress
Pottery jug From the Galloroman era Various types of mill

 

The second room houses an exhibition on local crafts which in the past were the riches of the village.

 

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Demijohn Domestic pottery from XIXth century Cork making machine

 

In the entrance to the 1st room, on the right there is a plan of the Bayonne Fortress.

1st cabinet :
– Pottery discovered in the Bayonne Fortress in the Bronze age.
– From the 2nd iron age: bracelet, weaving scales, a polished stone axe, etc.
– In the bottom of the cabinet: a mortar from the second iron age and pierced mill stones from the second iron age.

In the second cabinet :
Ceramics from GRAUFESENQUE (Millau) years 49, “The Gliadator”, Golla-Roman sickle and various decorative fragments.

Between 2nd and 3rd cabinets :
Two gallo-roman millstone in Rhyolite (“Catilus” and “Méta”).

Third Cabinet :
Fragments of Galloroman iron work tools, from digs at the Bayonne Fortress: rings, staples, carpentry nails, gimlets, needles, knives, etc.
– Fragments of glass from the 1st to 5th century.

Fourth cabinet :
Pottery jug from the 1st century (ST-Denis Chapel) funeral urn from 1st century, coins (181/182,260/268,333 minted in Rome).

The second room concerns a more recent period with pictures of the frescoes of the XV th century from the St-Denis (St Domnin) Chapel, documentation on the olive trees and the production of olive oil, as well as cork extraction and production of cork and also glass blowing. Many domestic utensils from past centuries are also exhibited.

 

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