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Tinglado 4

Tarragona

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.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Armored statue
Armored statue
<p>Iberian coin from the Kese mint.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Denarius
Denarius
<p>Pedestal d&#39;est&agrave;tua de marbre dedicada al Geni de la Col&ograve;nia T&agrave;rraco.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Pedestal statue
Pedestal statue
<p>Togaed statue from the Roman theatre of Tarragona.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Figure wearing a Toga_
Figure wearing a Toga_
<p>Lead pipe that preserves the manufacturing mark.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Pipe
Pipe
<p>Togat procedent del Teatre rom&agrave;.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Figure wearing a Toga__
Figure wearing a Toga__
<p>Theater mask made of terracotta that represents a grotesque face.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Theatre Mask
Theatre Mask
<p>Portrait of emperor Lucius Verus. Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Lucius Verus
Lucius Verus
<p>Marble tesserae paving with the inscription AVE SALVE.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</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>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;57,7 &times; 57 cm).&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</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.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Scales Counterweight_
Scales Counterweight_
<p>Articulated ivory doll, recovered from the grave of a little girl.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Articulated Ivory Doll
Articulated Ivory Doll
<p>Wall mosaic depicting a male, middle of the 2nd century AD.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Wall mosaic
Wall mosaic
<p>Wall mosaic of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory and mother of the nine muses,&nbsp;3rd-century AD.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne
<p>Statue depicting the young slave Ant&iacute;nous, 2nd century AD, white marble, 98&nbsp;&times; 30 &times; 18&nbsp;cm. Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.&nbsp;</p>
Antinous
Antinous
Centcelles dome mosaics
Centcelles dome mosaics
Centcelles dome mosaics
<p>Visigothic screeen plaque decorated with geometric and plant motifs.&nbsp;Museu Nacional Arqueol&ograve;gic de Tarragona.</p>
Visigothic screen plaque
Visigothic screen plaque

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