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The National Archaeological Museum Of Cagliari

The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari is located in the historic city center and is the most important archaeological museum in Sardinia. It located since 1993 in the museum complex of the Citadel of Museums, in spaces designed by architects Piero Gazzola and Libero Cecchini. The museum houses many of the most significant finds in Sardinia mainly from the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano, although there are precious objects found in other provinces of the island. The exposed materials are dated from the prehistoric period until the Byzantine era. The museum was conceived on four floors with chronological order and illustrates the main cultures that have occurred in Sardinia. A significant space was devoted to the reconstruction of the Tophet of Tharros. The Tophet was sacred source Phoenician - Punic open-air area, was consecrated in an area where they were deposited the bodies incinerated. The other two floors of the museum were set up later, and illustrate some of the most important sites in the provinces of Cagliari and Oristano. The fourth exhibition floor is dedicated to the preparation of temporary exhibitions. Since March 2014 it is hosting the exhibition "Mont'e Prama 1974-2014" dedicated to the statues of Prama Mont'e.

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Piazza Arsenale, 1
09124 Cagliari

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