One of  the aspects of researching Nice Uncovered was delving into the archaeological heritage of our city. There’s a lot of history buried under the ground and even underwater! This weekend for the Journées d’Archaeologie the city is offering free tours and workshops to better acquaint us Nice’s ancient history. Of course the tours are in French but here is a translation of the activities on offer:

On the program in Nice on June 18, 19 and 20

  • Discovery of Prehistory and Archeology in a fun and interactive way  : prehistoric adornments, fire-lighting workshop, discovery of Roman games …
  • Numerous workshops and activities on all disciplines of Archeology  : ceramics, burial excavation, underwater excavation …
  • The site visits , the guided tours …
  • Presentation of archaeological professions, activities for young audiences …

FREE ENTRANCE

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The village of archeology

Practical information
Nice Archaeological Museum / Cimiez *

  • Workshops by reservation on 04 92 00 41 90
  • Duration: 45mm per group of 4 people
  • Young audience – All audiences
  • PMR access

Saturday June 19 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Workshop space “excavations and studies”

Hours: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Workshop “Excavation of a burial”
  • Workshop “In the guise of a ceramologist”
  • Workshop “In the guise of an archaeozoologist”

 

 

“Analyzes and studies” area

Hours: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Workshop “From biochemistry and traceology in the service of archeology, investigation of our past”
  • Workshop “Back to human evolution”
  • Workshop “Food remains and their analyzes through charcoal and burnt seeds”

“Experiments” area

  • Workshop “In the skin of an ancient craftsman: I create my ceramics” [10 am, 11 am, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm]
  • Workshop “In the shoes of an archaeoanthropologist: I excavate a cremation” [10h, 11h]
  • Workshop “Lighting and heating in Roman times” [1 pm, 2 pm]
  • Workshop “Shell and digitized decoration as in the Neolithic” [1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

 

Sunday June 20 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Space “excavations and studies”
hours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm

  • Workshop “Excavation of a burial”
  • Workshop “In the guise of a ceramologist”
  • Workshop “What is sieving in archeology? “

“Analysis and studies” area
Hours: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm

  • Workshop “From biochemistry and traceology in the service of archeology, investigation of our past”
  • Workshop “Back to human evolution”
  • Workshop “Paleo environmental study, or how to restore the landscape of past centuries”

 

 

E space experiments

  • Workshop “In the skin of an ancient craftsman: I create my ceramics” [10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm]
  • Workshop “In the shoes of an archaeoanthropologist: I excavate a cremation” [3:30 pm, 4:30 pm]
  • Workshop “Lighting and heating in Roman times” [1 pm, 2 pm]
  • Workshop “Shell and digitized decoration as in the Neolithic” [10h, 11h]

 

Temporary exhibitions at museums

Now the origin

Exhibition from June 19 to September 21, 2021

Practical information
Museum of Prehistory of Terra Amata *
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission – All public

Since then, Martin Miguel has been developing work on the origin of Art and its very nature for several years. From Lascaux to Chauvet, he questions the masterpieces of prehistoric art by producing works in concrete and paper that take the forms of figures from Paleolithic cave art.

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The Museum of Prehistory of Terra Amata is installed on the site of the excavation of the site of the same name which yielded the oldest hearths in the history of Humanity, dating back 400,000 years. The museography presents the latest discoveries and offers visitors an interactive and fun route. It also exposes the life of the first Nice people in their environment, as well as the first great revolution of humanity: the domestication of fire.

Save the date
Inaugural afternoon Friday June 18, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. , with visit of the exhibition in the presence of the artist, exclusively by reservation and in limited numbers (by email  musee.terra.amata@ville-nice.fr ).

 

Sosno squats the Ancient

Temporary exhibition until January 23, 2022

Practical information
Musée d’Archéologie de Nice / Cimiez *
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission – All public

Recognized artist, painter, photographer, sculptor and theorist of his own artistic journey, Sacha Sosno is the subject of this major exhibition on the ancient site of the ancient city of Cemenelum. More than 70 works are thus presented in situ, exhibited among the Roman remains and in the rooms of the museum.

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The collections of the Archaeological Museum of Nice / Cimiez deal with the ages of metals, antiquity and develop until the early Middle Ages. The life of Cemenelum and the province of the Alpes Maritimae is presented there through the many official or private objects and documents discovered during archaeological excavations from 1950 to 1969 on the site, but also beyond. Indeed, objects from all over the region as well as those discovered in the wreck of the Fourmigue C off Golfe-Juan are presented.

Visits to archaeological sites

The Archaeological Crypt *

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  • Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June
  • Departure every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 5 people maximum. PMR access.
  • By reservation on 04 92 00 92 41

Discovered during archaeological excavations as part of the development of line 1 of the tram, the crypt provides an understanding of the history of the city and its fortifications.
By the tour guides of the City of Art and History Department – Heritage Center – The Senate

The depths of the Prom ‘*

Meet at Quai Rauba Capeu, in front of # I love Nice

  • Friday 6 to 6 p.m.
  • By reservation on 04 92 00 92 41

The Promenade des Anglais in the light of underwater archaeological discoveries.
By the tour guides of the City of Art and History Department – Heritage Center – The Senate

Archéo-walk in Cimiez

Meet at the Nice / Cimiez Archeology Museum

  • Saturday 19 at 10:30 am
  • Sunday June 20 at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • By reservation on 04 92 00 92 41

Visit of the amphitheater, the terms and the Archaeological Museum.
By the mediator of the Archaeological Museum of Nice / Cimiez

Exceptionally accessible free of charge during the event

Program subject to modification due to the health context

Partners

  • Nice Côte d’Azur Archeology Department
  • Nice Archaeological Museum / Cimiez
  • Museum of Prehistory of Terra Amata
  • City of Art and History Department – Heritage Center – The Senate
  • The National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research
  • CEPAM (Cultures and Environments Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages)
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Prehistory Laboratory (Institute of Human Paleontology)

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