Musée de l'Arles antique

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Musée de l'Arles antique
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Arles Rhône 3 in the museum.
LocationArles, France
Coordinates43°40′36″N 4°37′39″E / 43.6768016°N 4.6274194°E / 43.6768016; 4.6274194Coordinates: 43°40′36″N 4°37′39″E / 43.6768016°N 4.6274194°E / 43.6768016; 4.6274194
WebsiteArles Museum of Antiquity

The Musée de l'Arles antique or Musée départemental Arles antique or Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques is an archeological museum housed in a modern building designed and built in 1995 by the architect Henri Ciriani, at Arles in the Bouches-du-Rhône département of France.


The museum houses a large collection of antiquities, including monumental Roman sculptures from the local region. Among the exhibits is a model of the multiple overshot water mills which existed at Barbegal, and have been referred to as "the greatest known concentration of mechanical power in the ancient world".[1]

The Arles Rhône 3, an ancient Roman boat discovered in 2011, is on display since 2013.

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  1. ^ Kevin Greene, "Technological Innovation and Economic Progress in the Ancient World: M.I. Finley Re-Considered", The Economic History Review, New Series, Vol. 53, No. 1. (February , 2000), pp. 29-59 (39)