The collections of the Civic Archaeological Museum have grown from an initial nucleus formed by the collections of the University of Bologna (Aldrovandi, Cospi, Marsili, Lambertini collections), subsequently enriched by the exceptional collection of the Bolognese painter Pelagio Palagi acquired by the city in 1861 .
Soon the lucky season of urban excavations began, inaugurated in 1869 with the discovery of the Etruscan tombs at the Certosa, which was followed by years of important discoveries in the city and in the surrounding area.
Currently, the Museum’s collections boast about 200,000 works, divided into sections that in part still maintain the original exhibition criteria and arrangement.
For each section, an introduction to both the layout and a brief historical overview of the topic is proposed, a theme that is identified in the chronological period or in the ancient civilization of which the finds are exhibited.
The most significant works of each section are then presented, chosen for their artistic and / or historical value, accompanied by images and a brief interpretation of the object.
On the Facebook page of the Archaeological Museum every day you can discover a curiosity about the works, known and less known, of the very rich collections of the museum.
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