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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

Tarragona

<p>The <strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>Museu Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona</em></span></strong>&nbsp;building in <em>Pla&ccedil;a del Rei</em></p>

The Museu Arqueològic de Tarragona building in Plaça del Rei

The Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona is the oldest of its kind in Catalonia. The collection took shape in the first half of the 19th century, and has always been at the centre of the recovery and conservation of Tarragona’s archaeological heritage and that of the city’s hinterland.
Thanks to the historical and monumental importance of the Roman city of Tarraco, as the capital of Hispania Citerior, and the other archaeological sites in the region, the Museum possesses a wealth of archaeological material that evokes the Romanisation process of the Iberian peninsula.
While some of the pieces in the Museum formed part of collections from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, most of the material has been discovered in the last 150 years as a consequence of the construction of the modern port and, in recent years, of the extraordinary growth of the city itself.

SPACES

<p>View of Room I, with part of the preserved wall&nbsp;<em>in situ</em><em>&nbsp;</em>and a selection of epigraphs.</p>
Roman wall - Epigraphy
Roman wall - Epigraphy
<p>Room II with constructive and decorative elements from Tarraco&rsquo;s main public buildings .</p>
Roman architecture
Roman architecture
<p>Room devoted to the mosaics of Tarraco and its hinterland.</p>
Roman mosaic
Roman mosaic
<p>View of the room devoted to items from everyday life.</p>
Items of everyday use
Items of everyday use
<p>View of the room devoted to Tarraco and the sea.</p>
Tarraco and the sea
Tarraco and the sea
<p>View of the room devoted to Roman sculpture in Tarraco.</p>
Roman sculpture
Roman sculpture
<p>View of the room devoted to the <em>Schola of the Collegium Fabrum</em>.</p>
The Schola of the Collegium Fabrum
The Schola of the Collegium Fabrum
<p>view of the room devoted to the urban villas of Tarraco.</p>
Urban villas
Urban villas
<p>View of the room devoted to funeral monuments in Tarraco.</p>
Funeral sculpture
Funeral sculpture
<p>View of the room devoted to the construction and decorative elements of the Roman villa at Els Munts (Altafulla).</p>
The rural population: Els Munts and the area around Tarraco
The rural population: Els Munts and the area around Tarraco

OBJECTS

<p>Detail of the remains&nbsp;<em>in situ</em>&nbsp;of the Roman wall.</p>
Section of the walls
Section of the walls
<p>Pedestal of the Tutelary Deity of the Tarraco Colony, 2nd century AD, Luni-Carrara marble, 32 x 59 x 15 cm.</p>
Statue pedestal
Statue pedestal
<p>Fragment of a monumental krater with Bacchus and Silenus, 2nd century AD, marble, 51 &times; 176 &times; 58 cm.</p>
Monumental krater
Monumental krater
<p><em>Clipeus</em> featuring the divinity Jupiter-Ammon, 1st century AD, marble from&nbsp;Luni-Carrara, 120 cm diameter</p>
Monumental medallion
Monumental medallion
<p>Thoracatus from the Roman theatre in Tarraco, 1st-2nd centuries AD,high imperial period, marble ofLuni-Carrara, 174 x 80 x&nbsp;42 cm</p>
Thoracatus
Thoracatus
<p>Detail of the central emblem of the Medusa mosaic, 2nd-3rd centuries AD,&nbsp;<em>opus vermiculatum</em>, 1.92 &times; 4.67 m (emblem,&nbsp;<strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">57,7 &times; 57 cm)</span></strong></p>
Mosaic of Medusa
Mosaic of Medusa
<p>Fragment of flooring with an inscription of welcome, 1st century BC - 1st century AD,&nbsp;<em>opus signinum</em>&nbsp;and inscription in tesserae,&nbsp;39 &times; 107 cm</p>
Mosaic with an inscription of...
Mosaic with an inscription of welcome
<p>Oil lamp decorated with the representation of a theatrical mask on the handle, late 1st century - 2nd century AD, bronze, 21 &times; 11 &times; 27 cm.</p>
Lamp with a theatrical mask
Lamp with a theatrical mask
<p>Counterweight with featuring a female deity, 2nd century AD, lead core coated with bronze, 37&nbsp;&times; 20 &times; 14 cm, 38 kg</p>
Scales counterweight
Scales counterweight
<p>Lead anchor stock decorated with symbolic motifs, lead, 9 &times; 66 &times; 10.5&nbsp;cm.</p>
Anchor stock
Anchor stock
<p>Portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century AD, Luni-Carrara marble, 29 &times; 26 &times;&nbsp;25.5&nbsp;cm.</p>
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
<p>A small statue of Venus, found in the Roman theatre of Tarragona, 2nd century AD,&nbsp; Luni-Carrara marble,&nbsp;18.5 &times; 8.5&nbsp;x&nbsp;6&nbsp;cm</p>
Theatre Venus
Theatre Venus
<p>Bust - probably funerary - with the portrait of an unknown lady of Tarraco, 2nd century AD, m Luni-Carrara marble, 33 x 19 x 26.5 cm.</p>
Unknown lady
Unknown lady
<p>Bust with a representation of the goddess Minerva, 2nd century AD, white marble,&nbsp;44.5 &times; 21.6 &times;&nbsp;25.5&nbsp;cm</p>
Minerva
Minerva
<p>Portrait of Emperor Claudius, 1st century AD, white marble, 30&nbsp;&times;&nbsp;20 &times; 24.5&nbsp;cm</p>
Claudius
Claudius
<p>Sculpture representing Bacchus holding out a cup, mid&nbsp;2nd century AD,-&nbsp;white marble, 120&nbsp;cm</p>
Bacchus holding out a cup
Bacchus holding out a cup
<p>Bronze sculpture popularly known as<em>El Negret</em>, 1st-2nd century AD, bronze,&nbsp;81 &times; 26 &times; 35&nbsp;cm</p>
Anthropomorphic lamp holder
Anthropomorphic lamp holder
<p>Sculpture of a figure wearing a toga, 1st century BC, stone from El Med&ograve;l/sold&oacute;, 154 x 52 x 44 cm.</p>
Figure wearing a toga
Figure wearing a toga
<p>Sarcophagus depicting the rape of Proserpine, 2nd-3rd centuries AD, El Procon&eacute;s stone, 66 x 186 x 57 cm.</p>
Sarcophagus of the Rape of Pro...
Sarcophagus of the Rape of Proserpine
<p>Mosaic depicting Euterpe, muse of music, 2nd century AD,&nbsp;<em>opus vermiculatum</em>&nbsp;on ceramic</p>
Euterpe
Euterpe
<p>Statue depicting the young slave Ant&iacute;nous, 2nd century AD, white marble, 98&nbsp;&times; 30 &times; 18&nbsp;cm&nbsp;</p>
Antinous
Antinous
<p>Fish Mosaic, found at the villa of Callipolis, 3rd century AD,&nbsp;<em>opus tessellatum</em>, 4.5&nbsp;&times; 6.25 m</p>
Fish mosaic
Fish mosaic

EXTENSIONS

<p>View of the Palaeo-Christian necropolis of Tarragona, preserved&nbsp;<em>in situ</em>.</p>
Palaeo-Christian Necropolis an...
Palaeo-Christian Necropolis and Museum
<p>View of the bathhouse of the Roman villa at Els Munts.</p>
Roman villa of Els Munts
Roman villa of Els Munts
<p>View of the present-day fa&ccedil;ade of the monumental building in Centcelles (Constant&iacute;).</p>
Centcelles
Centcelles
<p>View of the Ber&agrave; arch (Roda de Ber&agrave;).</p>
Arch of Berà
Arch of Berà
<p>View of the Scipios&rsquo; Tower.</p>
The Tower of the Scipios
The Tower of the Scipios
<p>View of the Roman theatre, showing the remains of the seating that have survived and part of <em>thescaenae frons</em>.</p>
Roman theatre
Roman theatre

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