Archaeology Room


These archaeological excavations reveal the roots of the West in Antiquity: the Graeco-Latin legacy (Athens and Rome), the Judaeo-Christian legacy (Jerusalem) and the Germanic spirit.

The Graeco-Latin legacy (Athens and Rome): The ancient world reached its peak with the Roman Empire and the Hellenistic civilisation. Greece gave us the Polis -the liberty under law on which the rule of law is based-, science, philosophy and schooling. With Rome came Law and that sense of practicality that somehow eluded the Greeks.

The Graeco-Latin tradition reached this part of the world in the first century BC thanks to Pompey, founder of the Roman city of Pompelo, which was built around a Vascon settlement.