LA DOMUS DEL CHIRURGO
The Surgeons' Domus. A little Pompeii in Rimini's historic centre
Here archaeologists have found one of the richest collections of surgical and pharmaceutical equipment of ancient times, now kept in the nearby Museo della Città (Municipal Museum). Further excavations have also brought to light another part of the ancient Ariminum, that of the domus dating back to the late Imperial period (V - VI century A.D.) with its polychromatic mosaics and that of the late Medieval remains.
The domus, destroyed by fire at the time of the raids by Germanic tribes about midway into the 3rd century, has revealed fragments of decorated plasters and vases, oil lamps, ornamental statues, bronze grave goods, coins, polychrome mosaics, together with the most complete surgeon's equipment of the whole Roman world: mortars, scales, measures and pots for the preparation and conservation of medicinals, thus giving an exceptional picture of life in ancient Rimini.
The Domus was inaugurated on 7th December 2007 and can be visited during the museum's opening time with a single entrance ticket.
Full fee: 6 €
Reduced fee: 4 €