The first Romans to arrive in the Palatinate were soldiers.
Around 12 B.C., they occupied the territory, built roads, erected camps and introduced Roman governance in the new province of Germania Superior. Merchants and tradespeople accompanied them. They left behind numerous objects from their everyday life, which are now on display in the “Roman Era” collection. These include the tableware known as “terra sigillata”, which was made in Rheinzabern and reached Britain and the Black Sea over distant trade routes.