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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

Tinglado 4

Image of the façade of Tinglado 4

Image of the façade of Tinglado 4

The National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona (MNAT) presents an exhibition summarising the eight centuries of the history of Tarraco, the first Roman foundation on the Iberian Peninsula and the capital of Hispania Citerior, the largest province in the Empire.

We propose a chronological journey on which you will be able to discover the urban planning, architecture, society and economy of the town, as well as its territory, the source of its wealth, which you will also learn about through its villas, quarries and roads, many of which can still be seen today.

This history is materialised and we will follow it through the exhibition based on a representative selection of objects from the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona revealing its architecture, sculpture, paintings, bronzes, mosaics, pottery, jewellery, etc.

While the museum’s main building in the Plaça del Rei is being renovated, we invite you to see the essence of a Roman town ─TARRACO─ and the collection of a centennial museum, the MNAT, at Tinglado 4 in the Port of Tarragona.

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SPACES

1. An Evocative History
1. An Evocative History
1. An Evocative History
2. Domination of the Mediterranean: Hispania in the orbit of the Roman world
2. Domination of the Mediterranean: Hispania in the orbit of the Roman world
2. Domination of the Mediterranean: Hispania in the orbit of the Roman world
3. From a military base to Augustus’ capital
3. From a military base to Augustus’ capital
3. From a military base to Augustus’ capital
4. The splendour of the 2nd century: a city project built in the image of Rome
4. The splendour of the 2nd century: a city project built in the image of Rome
4. The splendour of the 2nd century: a city project built in the image of Rome
5. A lively town
5. A lively town
5. A lively town
6. Villas and the Rural World
6. Villas and the Rural World
6. Villas and the Rural World
7. Crisis and transformation
7. Crisis and transformation
7. Crisis and transformation
8. Tarraco, quanta fuit
8. Tarraco, quanta fuit
8. Tarraco, quanta fuit

OBJECTS

<p>Armored statue which was a part of the decoration from the Theater</p>
Armored statue
Armored statue
<p>Iberian coin from the Kese mint</p>
Denarius
Denarius
<p>Pedestal d'est&agrave;tua de marbre dedicada al Geni de la Col&ograve;nia T&agrave;rraco</p>
Pedestal statue
Pedestal statue
<p>Togaed statue from the Roman theatre of Tarragona</p>
Figure wearing a Toga_
Figure wearing a Toga_
<p>Official portrait of the Emperor Hadrian</p>
Hadrian
Hadrian
<p>Lead pipe that preserves the manufacturing mark</p>
Pipe
Pipe
<p>Togat procedent del Teatre rom&agrave;</p>
Figure wearing a Toga__
Figure wearing a Toga__
Theatre Mask
Theatre Mask
Theatre Mask
<p>Representaci&oacute; de l&rsquo;emperador Luci Ver</p>
Lucius Verus
Lucius Verus
<p>Marble tesserae paving with the inscription AVE SALVE</p>
Paving
Paving
<p>Sculpture representing a young Ethiopian slave known popularly as &ldquo;El Negret&rdquo; (the Black boy)</p>
Lamp holder
Lamp holder
<p>Central emblem made with the opus vermiculatum technique depicting Medusa the Gorgon</p>
The Medusa mosaic
The Medusa mosaic
<p>Counterweight (<em>aequipondium</em>) from a large public scales <em>(statera</em>) found in the Tarraco port area</p>
Scales Counterweight_
Scales Counterweight_
Articulated Ivory Doll
Articulated Ivory Doll
Articulated Ivory Doll
<p>Wall mosaic depicting a male</p>
Wall mosaic
Wall mosaic
Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne
<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
Centcelles dome mosaics
Centcelles dome mosaics
Centcelles dome mosaics
<p>Visigothic screeen plaque decorated with geometric and plant motifs</p>
Visigothic screen plaque
Visigothic screen plaque

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