Numerous, beautiful objects and works of art dating back to the Roman Empire.
A stroll through the history of the country
This museum opened in 1897, making it the oldest in Algiers. It is known for its enormous collection of relics and objects that help explain the extensive history of Algeria and the way in which other cultures, such as the Roman or the French, have shaped the country as it is today. At this museum, you'll find an evocative array of classical art, with works in marble or coloured tiles that reflect the power held by this region in centuries gone by. There are also sculptures and bronze statutes from the Roman Empire; some of which are impressively large and in very good condition. The room dedicated to the worship of pagan Gods is especially interesting. There is also an excellent collection of Islamic Art, including numerous pieces from both Algeria and other countries in the region.