Visit to the archaeological museum
The Museum of Archaeology and Religious Art of Amay was moved to the cloister of the Collegiate Church of St Georges and Ste Ode of Amay since the complete restoration of the building in 2001. The site is also home to the shrine (13th century) and the sarcophagus (Merovingian) of Sancta Chrodoara, jewels of the Walloon heritage.
The exhibits are largely from excavations carried out in the historic centre, and around the collegiate, in the Amay area, but also from excavations carried out in the area close by the archaeological circle of Hesbaye-Condroz from 1959. Inhabited since the Gallo-Roman era, the centre of Amay provided moving life testimonies of its inhabitants. Excavations carried out have brought to light the richness of local history: coins, dishes, jewellery and other objects are meaningless unless one imagines the life of the original owner.
In the Museum and also in the Collegiate, we find remarkable exhibits of religious art: Statues, Christ figures, various religious objects, paintings, etc.
Devoted to the archaeology of Amay and its region, the Municipal Museum welcomes the magnificent Mosa Nostra exhibition which traces the history of the Merovingian settlements of the Meuse region from Verdun to Maastricht, in the cloisters of the Collegiate.
This exhibition reveals an active Meuse, rich, from the 4th to the 8th century, a real vector of civilization throughout its nine hundred miles from Verdun to Maastricht passing by Amay. Exceptional craftsmanship is presented, whether ceramic, stone, bronze, iron, glass or even deer antler. In addition, the Merovingian context is also unveiled with its Bishoprics, its commerce, its navigation, its skippers and its anthropology.
Come to the (re)discovery of the past in the region, history is waiting for you!
The Museum is accessible to persons with reduced mobility, whose access is facilitated by a gentle slope. The Museum is explored entirely on foot.
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