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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>Altar from Castellar de Pont&oacute;s.</p>
The colonisations and the Iberian period
The colonisations and the Iberian period
<p>Partial view of Roman artefacts.</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;, Cau del Duc (Torroella de Montgr&iacute;, Baix Empord&agrave;), Lower Palaeolithic, 300,000-120,000 BC</p>
Pic del Montgrí on a porphyry...
Pic del Montgrí on a porphyry pebble
<p>Levalloisian nucleus, Can Planiol (Santa Coloma de Farners,La Selva), Mid-Palaeolithic, 120,000-40,000 BC</p>
Levalloisian quartz nucleus
Levalloisian quartz nucleus
<p>Decorated harpoon, La Bora Gran d&rsquo;en Carreras (Seriny&agrave;, Pla de l&rsquo;Estany), Upper Palaeolithic, 13,000-11,000 BC</p>
Decorated bone harpoon
Decorated bone harpoon
<p>Necklace, 19000 - 16000 BC, from Cau de les Goges (Sant Julia de Ramis, Girona).</p>
Shell and bone necklace
Shell and bone necklace
<p>Nucleus, necropolis of Sant Juli&agrave; de Ramis (Giron&egrave;s), Neolithic, 4200-3500 BC</p>
Honey-coloured silex nucleus
Honey-coloured silex nucleus
<p>Pan, La Bassa, Fonteta (Forallac, Baix Empord&agrave;), Neolithic, 4200-3500 BC</p>
Handmade ceramic pan
Handmade ceramic pan
<p>Beads, Solar d&rsquo;en Gibert megalithic grave (Rab&oacute;s d&rsquo;Empord&agrave;, Alt Empord&agrave;), late Neolithic - chalcolithic, 3500-2200 BC</p>
Gold beads
Gold beads
<p>Copper Halberd (Girona), 2200 BC.</p>
Copper halbard
Copper halbard
<p>Hairpin, necropolis of Can Bec de Baix (Agullana, Alt Empord&agrave;), late Bronze Age, 900-800 BC</p>
Bronze hairpin
Bronze hairpin
<p>Bronze axe, (Ripoll), 900-800 BC.</p>
Bronze axe
Bronze axe
<p>Cinerary urn, necropolis of Pi de la Lliura (Vidreres, La Selva), late Bronze Age, 1100-850 BC</p>
Handmade ceramic cinerary urn
Handmade ceramic cinerary urn
<p>Phoenician pitos, necropolis of Angl&egrave;s (La Selva), early Iron Age, 700-600 BC</p>
Clay Phoenician pitos
Clay Phoenician pitos
<p>Altar, Mas Castellar de Pont&oacute;s (Alt Emporda), 3rd-2nd century BC.</p>
Marble altar
Marble altar
<p>Iberian inscription in lead (La Fosca Castle, Empord&agrave;), 3rd century BC.</p>
Iberian inscription in lead
Iberian inscription in lead
<p>Mould of a female head, Rodhe (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), 3rd century BC</p>
Terracotta mould of a female h...
Terracotta mould of a female head
<p>Recipient (c&agrave;lat), Bosc del Congost (Sant Juli&agrave; de Ramis, Giron&egrave;s), 225-175 BC</p>
Recipient (càlat) of common Ib...
Recipient (càlat) of common Iberian ceramic
<p>Jug, residential park of Vilacolum, Torroella de Fluvi&agrave;, 5th -4th centuries BC</p>
Painted Iberian ceramic jug
Painted Iberian ceramic jug
<p>Fish dish, Mas Castellar (Pont&oacute;s, Alt Empord&agrave;), end of the 4th century BC</p>
Fish dish, red-figure Attic po...
Fish dish, red-figure Attic pottery
<p>Krater, Sant Sebasti&agrave; de la Guarda (Palafrugell, Baix Empord&agrave;), mid-4th century BC</p>
Red-figure Attic ceramic krate...
Red-figure Attic ceramic krater
<p>Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), 6th century - early 5th century BC</p>
Ceramic Ionian-Milesian askos
Ceramic Ionian-Milesian askos
<p>Doll, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), 2nd-1st century BC</p>
Ceramic doll
Ceramic doll
<p>Plaque from a bridal chest, La Font del Vilar (Avinyonet de Puigvent&oacute;s, Alt Empord&agrave;), 4th century AD</p>
Bronze plaque from a bridal ch...
Bronze plaque from a bridal chest
<p>Sarcophagus showing the seasons, Emp&uacute;ries (Alt Emporda), 4th century BC.</p>
Sepulchre of the Seasons
Sepulchre of the Seasons
<p>Belt buckle, Roman and Visigothic necropolis of El Pla de l&rsquo;Horta (Sarri&agrave; de Ter, Giron&egrave;s), 6th century AD</p>
Belt buckle
Belt buckle
<p>Flask of St Mina, ceramic, Emp&uacute;ries (L&rsquo;Escala, Alt Empord&agrave;), 350-450 AD</p>
Ceramic bottle of St Mina
Ceramic bottle of St Mina
<p>Weight, Puig Rom (Roses, Alt Empord&agrave;), 7th century AD</p>
Bronze weight
Bronze weight
<p>Plate with decorated base, Sant Antoni de Calonge (Calonge, Baix Empord&agrave;), 7th century AD</p>
Bronze plate with bronze suppo...
Bronze plate with bronze support
<p>Baptismal font, 1550.</p>
Baptismal font
Baptismal font
<p>Rose window, 12th-13th century.</p>
Rose window
Rose window

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