Tuesday, February 7, 2017


It is named after Luigi Pigorini (1842/1925) the scholar who had founded in 1876 in a wing of the Palazzo del Collegio Romano
The museum was moved here in the years 1962/1977
Stained-glass window “Cosmogony” 1941/42 by Giulio Rosso (1897/1976)
In the SCIENCE HALL inlaid marble floor with “Decorative elements related to science” 1943 by Mario Tozzi (1895/1978)
First Floor - Ethnography
Exhibition that illustrates the three key historical moments of the encounter between Africa and the West:
1) The discovery of the African west coast, which took place between 1434 and 1488
2) The exploration of the interior of the continent, which was fulfilled in the nineteenth century
3) The “discovery” of Black Art at the beginning of the twentieth century, which profoundly influenced the processes of elaboration of western plastic arts
In the exhibition space for rotating exhibits: “The splendor of the warrior” with ancient African weapons
One of the most important collections of its kind in Europe: a collection of about 15,000 objects from Melanesia, from Polynesia, Micronesia and from Australia, collected mostly by travelers, scholars and explorers of the late nineteenth century
The oldest objects, such as the Hawaiians ones from third voyage of James Cook were brought to Europe from the first voyages of exploration in the Pacific Ocean
Archaeological cultures of Mesoamerica and Central America
First introductory exhibit, population and the first contact with Europeans
The “retrospective” on Mesoamerica
The “theme” through objects that seeks to understand the peoples that produced them
Room dedicated to the area of the Andes
The permanent exhibition of the section of Asian Culture is awaiting funding from the Ministry
Second Floor – Prehistory
1) Methods for the study of the past
2) Homo. The natural history
Exhibits made also using multimedia technology with general themes. They introduce the other sections that have been organized on a thematic basis as part of a long chronological order. Each refer to specific periods of human history
3) Hunters and gatherers
It documents the population of the Lazio region during the Paleolithic period
4) Art in prehistory
5) A blast from the past
Excavations still in progress in the village “La Marmotta” (The Groundhog) (Lake Bracciano, Anguillara), from which the huge “Dugout monossile in oak” on display in the atrium on the ground floor
6) From village to city
Materials from various areas Italian and foreign (Swiss and Aegean area) relative to the Neolithic, Eneolithic, Bronze Age and early Iron Age
Tombs from Colli Albani, Osteria dell'Osa, Tarquinia, Vulci, Bisenzio, Vetulonia, Volterra and Bologna
“Storage of Coste Marano” near Allumiere consists of a “treasure” of 148 bronzes of the end of the eleventh or early tenth century BC
Famous and controversial “Fibula Prenestina” in gold with one of the oldest inscriptions in Latin. Many scholars doubt its authenticity

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