Museo di Antichita, Turin

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  • The Archaeological Museum of Turin is located in the basement of the New Channel of the Royal Palace. Initially housed the Egyptian collection of Davidson, currently maintains various exhibits including the treasure of Marengo. From inside, you can see the remains of the Roman Theatre (not open otherwise) and can be accessed with the joint admission of State museums.
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  • I went to the Museum several times and we are back on the occasion of the exhibition "prior". I find this always fascinating space. located under the Savoy Gallery in Royal Polo which also includes Armory and the Royal Palace, is a rather large Museum and that requires a certain commitment to visit it, especially, as is always the case for archeologists, for the amount of communication means exposed, particularly in the oldest part. going down the stairs you enter the Museum from the dedicated specifically to artifacts found in Turin. in the Windows exposes helmets, armor parts, coins, fragments of bronze sculptures, furnishings. You can also see a "dump", composed of fragments of pottery shards and a part of the ancient Roman theatre that stood here. a part can be seen from the outside. the excavations are on sight, though not accessible currently. a video introduces the territory for a few minutes as it stood in antiquity. in the hallway that you access from this space funeral inscriptions are exhibited with the translation of that report. left open a couple rooms exhibiting mosaics and findings of some tombs of the Lombard period. a video describing how they were made and what has been found in the tombs. more recent finds are exhibited on the right instead of the middle ages: friezes, pottery, treasure boxes of coins is what we can observe. in 4 stations you can hear a historical character played by an actor narrating facts related to their lives. the videos are activated passing in front. among the players there is also Pierfrancesco Favino, who plays the Court biographer Paradis, whose house is visible outside of the Museum within walking distance. at the end of the corridor, on the right, a room is exposed the treasure of Marengo, dating from the 2nd century. BC, perhaps one of the most interesting things in the Museum. completely in silver is composed of several pieces including a bust found crushed and reassembled by Lucius Verus. crossing a footbridge with Bay window that allows you to enjoy the green surroundings you will arrive in the large room only, which displays many relics as a kind of archaeological dig. descending down on a Boardwalk that goes all around the Hall are seen in numerous showcases latest findings-just like in a memo-medieval pottery, cooking-especially-to work backwards in time until you get, passing for Lombard and Roman age, prehistory and the bronze age, iron and copper and again before with some shrapnel and primitive tools to tens of thousands of years ago. the Windows in this space, very well equipped, shall be accompanied by information panels that albeit interesting make a little heavy and long. the first time I visited this Museum, when still there was the part about Turin, it took me about 4 hours to see and read everything. colored glass cups, ointment, buckles, combs, bronze statues, helmets and armor parts, tools, axes, arrowheads made of Flint River stones engraved is what we can observe in this space. There are also some reproductions of large boulders that bear carvings-the so-called dolmen-. beyond this area, continuing on the catwalk, you could access to another area in which were preserved Etruscan vases and other peoples, statues and busts of Roman and a couple of dugout canoes found in Piedmont. I think it's currently closed for restoration. was very old and very unappetizing this area. on the runway that sits atop the great Hall are regularly arranged small exhibitions. in 3 showcases are exposed right now and until 15 November collection pins axes, owned by the Museum. 10 panels introduce the topic and explain their evolution from the 10th century. b.c. to Roman times, as it came into the possession of the Museum, the materials of which they are composed, mostly bronze, such as assemblages of different finds were made in the past and which of those exposed are probably false. It is about 50 exhibits, to which is added a part than found in some burials discovered in 2016 in Gattinara. some drawings show how they had to be dressed the dead in these graves and where they put the pins, which served to hold together clothes and furs, as well as having decorative function. the visit of the single view requires half hour, the whole Museum requires at least 6 or 7 hours, if you want to see everything calmly. is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 19. the ticket price, which also includes the other museums of the Polo, is €12, free with the discount card for museums and the first Sunday of the month.
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  • In the Archaeological Park just diagonally opposite the Porta Palatina. didn't have time to visit but the scu;pyures outside are interesting.  more »

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