12 January 2013 Start
15 April 2013 End
10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Time
France Centre de la Vieille Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseilles


Le trésor des Marseillais

January 12-April 15, 2013

In classical antiquity, “treasures” were small buildings richly sculpted intended to house precious objects. Now, exhibited for the first time outside Greece, 29 surviving fragments of the Treasure of the People of Marseilles (the Treasury of Massalia) are on view in the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseilles, the 2013 European Capital of Culture.

Thanks to digital technology, visitors can discover the reconstruction of this historic building in 3D and be immersed in the archaeological excavations that have enabled this reconstitution.

In the surrounding halls there is an exhibition of photographs taken by Magnum artist Josef Koudelka, entitled “Vestiges 1991-2012”.