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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

Girona

<p>Partial view of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery.</p>

Partial view of the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery.

The Girona headquarters of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia contains materials found during archaeological excavations at various sites in the province of Girona, dating from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

The museum was founded as the Provincial Museum of Antiquities and Fine Arts in 1846 by the Provincial Monument Commission, and is therefore one of the oldest museums in Catalonia. Between 1846 and 1857 the Museum had several different locations, until it was moved to the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery in 1857, where it has remained until today, and where it was given the name by which it is popularly known.

The building where the Museum is located is a remarkable example of Catalan Romanesque architecture from the 12th century. Its foundation date is not known, but it existed already in the first half of the 10 th century. In 1836 it was abandoned by the community of Benedictine monks who lived there, due to the Ecclesiastical Confiscations of Mendizábal. Today, the Museum occupies the cloister and the Romanesque church, as well as the area above the cloister, built in the second half of the 19th century. Since 1992 the Museum has been part of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, run by the Catalan Cultural Heritage Agency.

SPACES

<p>Partial view of Room 1.</p>
Prehistory
Prehistory
<p>Partial view of room 2.</p>
The Metal Ages
The Metal Ages
<p>Partial view of Room 3.</p>
The colonisations and the Iberian period
The colonisations and the Iberian period
<p>Partial view of Room 4.</p>
The Roman World
The Roman World
<p>Partial view of the monastery cloister.</p>
The Monastery
The Monastery

OBJECTS

<p>Pic del Montgr&iacute;, &nbsp;on a porphyry pebble, Cau del Duc (Torroella de Montgr&iacute;, Baix Empord&agrave;), Lower Palaeolithic, 300,000-120,000 BC</p>
Pic del Montgrí
Pic del Montgrí
<p>Levalloisian nucleus&nbsp;<em>(Levallois),</em> quartz, Can Planiol (Santa Coloma de Farners,La Selva), Mid-Palaeolithic, 120,000-40,000 BC</p>
Levalloisian nucleus
Levalloisian nucleus
<p>Harpoon,&nbsp;bone, La Bora Gran d&rsquo;en Carreras (Seriny&agrave;, Pla de l&rsquo;Estany), Upper Palaeolithic, 13,000-11,000 BC</p>
Harpoon
Harpoon
<p>Necklace, shells and bone, 19000 - 16000 BC, from Cau de les Goges (Sant Julia de Ramis, Girona).</p>
Necklace
Necklace
<p>Nucleus, Honey-coloured silex, necropolis of Sant Juli&agrave; de Ramis (Giron&egrave;s), Neolithic, 4200-3500 BC</p>
Nucleus
Nucleus
<p>Pan, handmade ceramic, La Bassa, Fonteta (Forallac, Baix Empord&agrave;), Neolithic, 4200-3500 BC</p>
Pan
Pan
<p>Beads, gold, Solar d&rsquo;en Gibert megalithic grave (Rab&oacute;s d&rsquo;Empord&agrave;, Alt Empord&agrave;), late Neolithic - chalcolithic, 3500-2200 BC</p>
Beads
Beads
<p>Halberd, copper, (Girona),&nbsp;late Neolithic - chalcolithic, 2200-2000 BC.</p>
Halbard
Halbard
<p>Hairpin, bronze, necropolis of Can Bec de Baix (Agullana, Alt Empord&agrave;), late Bronze Age, 900-800 BC</p>
Hairpin
Hairpin
<p>Axe, bronze, (Ripoll), late Bronze Age, 900-800 BC.</p>
Axe
Axe
<p>Cinerary urn, handmade ceramic, necropolis of Pi de la Lliura (Vidreres, La Selva), late Bronze Age, 1100-850 BC</p>
Urn
Urn
<p>Phoenician <em>pithos</em>, necropolis of Angl&egrave;s (La Selva), early Iron Age, 700-600 BC</p>
Pithos
Pithos
<p>Altar, marble, Mas Castellar de Pont&oacute;s (Alt Emporda), Iberian period, 3rd-2nd century BC.</p>
Altar
Altar
<p>Sheet whit iberian inscription, lead, La Fosca Castle (Palam&oacute;s, Baix Empord&agrave;), &nbsp;Iberian period, 3rd century BC.</p>
Lead
Lead
<p>Mould of a female head, terracotta, Rodhe (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), Iberian period, 3rd century BC</p>
Mould
Mould
<p>Recipient (c&agrave;lat), &nbsp;common Iberian ceramic, Bosc del Congost (Sant Juli&agrave; de Ramis, Giron&egrave;s), Iberian period, 225-175 BC</p>
Recipient (càlat)
Recipient (càlat)
<p>Iberian ceramic jug of white paint, residential park of Vilacolum (Torroella de Fluvi&agrave;, Alt Empord&agrave;), Iberian period, 5th -4th centuries BC</p>
Jug
Jug
<p>Fish dish,&nbsp;red-figure Attic pottery, Mas Castellar (Pont&oacute;s, Alt Empord&agrave;), Iberian period, end of the 4th century BC</p>
Dish
Dish
<p>Bell krater, red-figure Attic ceramic, Sant Sebasti&agrave; de la Guarda (Palafrugell, Baix Empord&agrave;), Iberian period, mid-4th century BC</p>
Krater
Krater
<p><em>Askos</em>, Ionian-Milesian ceramic, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), Iberian period, 6th century - early 5th century BC</p>
Askos
Askos
<p>Doll, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 2nd-1st century BC</p>
Doll
Doll
<p>Plaque from a bridal chest, La Font del Vilar (Avinyonet de Puigvent&oacute;s, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 4th century AD</p>
Plaque
Plaque
<p>Sarcophagus showing the seasons, Emp&uacute;ries (Alt Emporda), Roman period, 4th century BC.</p>
Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus
<p>Belt buckle, Roman and Visigothic necropolis of El Pla de l&rsquo;Horta (Sarri&agrave; de Ter, Giron&egrave;s), Visigothic period, 6th century AD</p>
Buckle
Buckle
<p>Flask of St Mina, ceramic, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 350-450 AD</p>
Bottle
Bottle
<p>Weight, bronze, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 7th century AD</p>
Weight
Weight
<p>Plate with decorated base, El Collet de&nbsp;Sant Antoni de Calonge (Calonge, Baix Empord&agrave;), Roman period, 7th century AD</p>
Plate with support
Plate with support
<p>Baptismal font, 1550.</p>
Baptismal font
Baptismal font
<p>Reproduction of the rose window, 12th-13th century.</p>
Rose window
Rose window

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http://www.mac.cat/seus/girona
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macgirona.cultura@gencat.cat

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