The Museum of the Early Middle Ages in Rome is, like several smaller city museums, located in the EUR District. The objects on display in this museum date back to a period stretching from the 4th till the 10th century.
Early Middle Ages Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
Address Museo dell’Alto Medioevo: Viale Lincoln – Rome. Phone: +39 39 06 54228199. Opening hours: From 09.00 till 20.00. Closed: Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 25.
History and description
Highlights of the Museum of the Early Middle Ages include the funerary paraphernalia of the Longobards, who used to embellish the tombs of important people with luxury articles like belts with golden accessories and other silver and bronze objects.
The Carolingian period is represented by marble objects taken from churches in Rome and the rest of the region of Lazio. The biggest attraction is the mosaic in the floor of the church of Santa Rufina.
The last part of the Museo dell’Alto Medioevo exhibits Egyptian dresses from the late-Roman and Islamic periods.