National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia - Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy
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Quick Description: The National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia is located in the 15th century Palazzo Vitelleschi at Piazza Cavour 1a, Tarquinia, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 1/25/2017 10:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMTYTE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
The National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia contains the finest collection of Etruscan artifacts in the world. The collection consists primarily of the artifacts excavated from the Necropolis of Monterozzi, a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Site, located the east of the city.

The Palazzo Vitelleschi was built between 1436 and 1439 and servered as the home for Cardinal Vitelleschi. In 1916 the commune of Tarquinia donated the property to be used an an archaeological museum. The palazzo has levels. You enter into the ground level you see a large courtyard that contains stone artifacts. A large well dominates the center of the courtyard and Etruscan sarcophagi and other stone artifacts from the middle of the 4th century BCE are exhibited in chronological order. The first floor has a large display of Etruscan pottery and several painted sarcophagi. A collection of Etruscan bronze coins is exhibited in the separate room along with gold coins from the Roman Empire. The second floor contains the famous high relief sculpture of the winged horses taken from the temple of Ara della Regina. The sculpture has become the symbol of Tarquinia.
Archaeological artifacts from the Etruscan era: Sculpture Pottery Sarcophagi Coins

Street Address:
Piazza Cavour 1a Tarquinia, Lazio Italy

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
8.30 am to 7.30 pm Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Cost: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

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