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Exhibition: Games and Toys in Augusta Emerita

© Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

The National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida has an exhibition in its temporary gallery of the games of ancient Rome. As well as reproductions of toys from the period, the show explores their meaning and the archaeological context in which they were found.

There are also four sub-sections: 'Playing knucklebones', explaining the many uses of these simple objects; the curious intellectual game of the 'Seven Sages'; 'Board games beyond Roman Mérida', and 'The Oscillum: half toy, half sculpture', presenting a strange object which the Romans played with.

General information

May 18, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Antiques, Ceramics


Location and contact

National Museum of Roman Art

Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n
06800 Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura
Telephone  +34 924311690
+34 924311912
Fax  +34 924302006

Practical information


Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Sundays


General: €3

Reduced: €1,5

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