2nd Century Glass at the National Museum of Roman Art, Merida Spain

2nd Century Roman Glass
2nd Century Roman Glass

These delicate glass bowls were just three of the beautiful pieces we found lining the shelves and walls of the National Museum of Roman Art in Merida Spain. Archaeological excavations in Merida were begun in the late nineteenth century, and numerous monuments, statures, and other artifacts have been recovered.

The primary goal was to build a museum that would offer people an opportunity to understand aspects of the town’s Roman heritage, the building is it’s self a unique structure using techniques and building materials similar to, but not a strict imitation of Roman Architecture.

We spent a couple of hours wandering the three levels of the museum, enthralled by both the building and it’s contents, and would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Merida Spain.

Image from the National Museum of Roman Art are available for viewing and purchase at jmeyersforeman photography 

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6 thoughts on “2nd Century Glass at the National Museum of Roman Art, Merida Spain

  1. Hi Janice, Thank you! You have kindled a strong motivation for me to go to Merida! What a treasure house! Great photo – especially the museum with the “frantic” movement of the tourists in front of the frozen tableau of the Roman statues.

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  2. Hi Stewart, glad you like the photos, Merida is worth a visit, we are glad we took a a few days to visit all the sites. I used a blur filter so the people would be less distracting, and consequently it creates an interesting contrast!

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