Museo lapidario romano
Theme ART AND CULTURE

Museo lapidario romano

Situated in the west wing of the Palazzo dei Musei, the section of Roman inscribed stone slabs and tablets houses the monumental testimonies of Mutina which have come to light over the past forty years following a series of discoveries in the areas outside the perimeter of the Roman city occupied in the imperial age by a monumental necropolis.

The Museo Lapidario Romano was inaugurated in 2002. Many of the finds were unearthed along Via Emilia in the east of the city. These include the monumental funerary altar of the centurion Clodio. Assorted inscribed stone slabs and tablets from the Roman era also bear witness to this particular period in time. One remarkable piece is the four-metre-tall monument of Vetilia Egloge, dating to the first century AD. Discovered in 2007 during construction near Modena’s Via Emilia, the monument has an inscription that indicates it was built by a woman named Vetilia Caia Egloge, who was once a slave but obviously improved her lot in life: The monument, built while she was alive, was made for her and her immediate family, and it explains that her husband was a member of the local senate and her son held a position similar to a priest. Both husband and son are described in very loving terms.

Opening hours

From Monday to Thursday: 8 am - 7.30 pm; Friday 8 am - 11.00 pm; Saturday 8 am - 7.30 pm; Sunday and public holidays 9.45 am - 7.15 pm.

Tickets and admission

Free entrance.