Terra Amata Museum

Local nameMusée Terra Amata
LocationNice, France

Terra Amata is an archaeological site in open air located on the slopes of Mount Boron in Nice, at a level 26 meters above the current sea level of the Mediterranean. It was discovered and excavated in 1966 by Henry de Lumley. The site, originally on a prehistoric beach, contained tools of the Lower Paleolithic period, dated to about 400,000 BCE, as well as traces of some of the earliest domestication of fire in Europe. The site now lies beneath an apartment building and a museum of prehistoric Nice, where some of the objects discovered are on display.

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Opening hours

Mon, Wed - Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed on Tuesdays, Jan 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Christmas.
Groups only on Mondays.


Free admission.

Guided tours:
Full: €5
Reduced: €2.50

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_Amata_(archaeological_site)

More information on Nice's official website http://nice.fr/Culture/Musees-et-expositions/Musee-d-archeologie-de-Nice/Site-de-Terra-Amata

Email benedict.lacavalerie@ville-nice.fr

Phone +334 93 55 59 93

Address Boulevard Carnot 23, 06300 Nice, France

Coordinates 43°41'52.477" N 7°17'21.766" E

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