Mainz Travel Tip:
The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding
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In a collection unparalleled in Germany, the museum presents the original remains of five ships dating back to the late Graeco-Roman period. Known as the
Roman ships of Mainz, their construction differed from mediterranean shipbuilding at the time, demonstrating a technical advancement that allowed standardized production. The ships on display represent the last in a long tradition of ancient shipbuilding. Archaeological evidence shows that part of the Rhine fleet was stationed in Mongontiacum (the Latin name for Mainz) soon after a Roman camp was established around 12 or 13 BC. Don't miss the chance to watch museum staff at work as they recreate models of the ancient vessels.
Hours: Open daily except Mondays 10am - 6pm.
Address: Neutorstr. 2b, 55116 Mainz
Tags: Mainz, Museum, Romans, Shipbuilding
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