Like other collections, the Archaeological Museum has its origins in the collections of the Grand Dukes, both Medici and ... More
Like other collections, the Archaeological Museum has its origins in the collections of the Grand Dukes, both Medici and Forensi, whose works of art were initially, kept in the Uffizi. The museum is divided into three sections: the topographical museum of Etruria, the Etrusco-Helletian-Roman Antiquarium and the Egyptian collection. The collection, which has Etruscan civilization at its heart, was begun by Cosimo the Old (15th Century), but was enlarged particularly by Cosimo I and in the 18th Century by Cardinal Leopold. The Egyptian section was created by Lorena and is mostly made up of archaeological finds which were recovered during a Franco-Tuscan expedition at the beginning of the 19th Century. The Austrians increased the size of the Etruscan collection and it was studied in its entirety by their experts. The museum also contains glass, gems, Greek ceramics and a numismatic collection. In the garden, Etruscan tombs and funeral monuments are reconstructed.
The archaeological site of the Roman theater is reached through a 16th century building with a frescoed freize. Nestling at
the base of St Peter's hill, the theater was probably built at the end of the first period of ...
A good way to get to know a community is buy investigating its roots. The Museo Vasco, commonly known as
the Basque Museum, is the right place for this endeavor. The permanent collection is dedicated to Prehistoric times and ...
Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work began
in 1457 but was only completed after the middle of the 16th Century by the Medici who brought it ...