Köln/Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum

1999, 2002 & 2003 visits

Glass in the Museum, click here
Glass
Praetorium, click here for photos
Praetorium
plan of Roman city wall, go here for more
Outdoor

goddess Roma The Museum: ROMA (from a special exhibit) greated me at the entrance
For German speaking travelers, there is now an excellent guide book out:

Das Römisch-Germanische Köln: Führer zu Museum und Stadt, ISBN: 3761613709.

Museum Front

Museum Hall

Funerary Monuments

the lion guards the cemetery, click here for more

funerary monument of Lucius Poblicius and family, click here for more

Deities

river god, go here for more on deities

Glass

attractive glass display, click here for more

Life & Style

how they lived, click here for more

children's toys, click here for more

how they worked, click here for more how they lived, click here for more

the Torbogen represents the central arch of the north gate of the city wall

drawing of north gate with central arch marked Torbogen
Augustus bust Livia bust Agrippina bust
Augustus
his head covered by his toga for sacrificing
Livia
her head dress depicting her priestly function
Agrippina
new since 2000

More Emperors

cameos and small busts

Not too clear a photo, see some details below:

Augustus cameo Augustus head Constantius II or Salonius
Augustus
with corona, the frame is medieval
Augustus
black glass with turquoise patina
 Prince Constantius II or Salonius, son of the Emperor Gallienus

“The Rise and Fall of Agrippina, Foundress of the City of Cologne”

part of a coin exhibit in the main hall of the Stadtsparkasse (municipal savings bank) at the Neumarkt square.

Coins around Agrippina, exhibit, Stadtsparkasse, Neumarkt Claudius and Agrippina, Aureus Nero and Agrippina, Aureus
Claudius and Agrippina
Aureus, 50-54 CE
Nero and Agrippina
Aureus, 54 CE

Three Emperors
Claudius Trajan Hadrian
Claudius Trajan Hadrian

People

citizens of colonia agrippinenses
Ubian woman, 1st century CE
Ubian woman, 1st century CE
citizen of Cologne citizen of Cologne
lovers family group
citizens of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensum a pair of lovers a family group
families a woman's head

Reliefs

Relief: Boar and Dog river bank relief: boat stern river bank relief: boat stern
Boar & Dog
"A small dog can bring a boar to bay,
and the weak will overcome the strong".
(teaching of Diogenes)
Reliefs from River Bank (above: boat stern). When excavations were done next to the museum for the Philharmonic Hall and the Museum Ludwig, at the Roman era river bank site, a 7 by 14 meter section of stone squares was found, and 46 out of the 83 blocks had reliefs on them, including the above depiction of a boat's stern.

Sampling from a brief Tunisian exhibit in 2003: “Bunte Bildteppiche – Mosaiken aus Tunesien”
Mosaics from North African Country Villas

my pictures are rather poor as the lighting in the hall was extremely low. Also, I can't find my notes…

mosaics from North Africa mosaics from North Africa
mosaics from North Africa mosaics from North Africa

Glass in the Museum, click here
Glass
Praetorium, click here for photos
Praetorium
plan of Roman city wall, go here for more
Outdoor

on the Rhein river  Dom, click here for more Museum Schnütgen, click here for more Old City Hall, click here for photos Fountain, click here for more
a walk through downtown - click on images above

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