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Archaeological Museum of Bologna

Located in the heart of the city of Bologna, you will find inside Palazzo Galvani, the Civic Archaeological Museum. It is near Plaza Maggiore and the Church of San Petronio. With the brilliant Collection of the Bolognese painter Pelagio Pelagi obtained in 1861, the museum is a pride for the people of the city. First urban excavations were a success in 1869 when they discovered Etruscan tombs and after that, with important recoveries in the city and in the neighboring area. All materials recovered during the period of excavations were assigned to the museum in order to be exposed to the public soon after.

Today, the museum possesses Collections that consist of 200,000 works separated into numerous sections. Each section of the museum will impress you because of its original exhibition criteria. For example, in many sections you will be helped by teachers and archaeologist that have several years working there as freelancers. They will guide you through the museum where you will find also major Egyptian collections as well as prehistoric tools, objects and artifacts. Therefore, if you want to see an array of real mummies and sarcophaguses, the Archaeological Museum of Bologna is the right place to visit!

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