The Roman Villa and it's Mosaic Floors
Artefacts from Roman Kreuznach and the surrounding area are displayed in the country ambience of the Römerhalle.
The most stunning exhibits are two mosaic floors in the adjoining peristyle villa dating from the 3rd century AD. All that remains today of this grand mansion with over 5000 m² of floor space and more than fifty rooms on the ground floor alone are fragments of the foundations. Pieces of stucco, marble reliefs and murals give some impression of the former glory of the interior.
The gladiator mosaic shows dramatic scenes of animal and gladiatorial contests. Below, the under-floor heating has been preserved.
The Oceanus mosaic was discovered in the central hall of the villa. Dominating the mosaic in the apse is the sea god himself, whose dominion is symbolised by a host of beautifully detailed sea creatures and a Mediterranean coastal landscape with buildings and scenes of ships and traders.
Semi-reliefs of Roman soldiers are carved in the Bingerbrück tombstones. The clothing, weaponry and inscriptions provide a key insight into Roman military history.
The exhibitions also cover other aspects of Romanisation and the Roman way of life
Museen im Rittergut Bangert
Hüffelsheimer Str. 11
55545 Bad Kreuznach