Until 19 September 2010 Arles. After 20 years of archaeological digs, led by Luc Long, in the Rhone River, treasures have been unveiled at the Musée d’Arles Antique. www.arles-antique.cg13.fr
The exposition includes the now famous marble life-sized bust of Julius Caesar who founded Arles. According to experts the bust, which is of remarkable beauty, dates from 46 BC. Other underwater finds include the large oval two-handled storage jars which are tapered at the base and known as amphora. These jars were used chiefly for storing and shipping, olive oil, wine and a fish based condiment called "garum". The size and shape seem to vary from one Roman region to the next. They are examples of fine workmanship and ingenuity.