Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques

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Musée de l'Arles antique
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Arles Rhône 3 in the museum.
Established 1995
Location Arles, France
Coordinates 43°40′36″N 4°37′39″E / 43.6768016°N 4.6274194°E / 43.6768016; 4.6274194
Type Archaeology
Website Arles 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)