PRIMITIVE AND EARLY HISTORY, ROMAN AGE, MIDDLE AGES AND THE MODERN ERA
All of the facets of the Roman Age are presented in two rooms.
The first room shows the military aspect of life at the border, army life and finds from the Roman Limes sites, hence weapons, soldiers’ tombstones, coins and written artefacts.
In the adjoining room we see the typical achievements the Romans brought to Upper Austria, e.g. brick building and mural painting, in addition day-to-day life in this era, the religion, evidence of early Christianity and the fading away of this culture in the 5th century, at the time of Saint Severin.
The most important finds from the Upper Austrian Neolithic and Palaeolithic period, as well as the Bronze and the Iron Age are also shown in the two rooms in chronological order. Grave and settlement finds illustrate daily life as well as how death was handled.
In the sub-cellar a room is dedicated to the special Hallstatt find site (Burial ground and the world’s oldest salt mine). After the Roman Age the important finds from Early Medieval burial grounds conclude the permanent archaeological exhibition.