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Musei dell'Università, Rome

Musei dell'Università - Rome, Italy
Musei dell'Università
Città Universitaria, Rome, Italy 00185Map
Neighborhood: San Giovanni - Termini - Colle Oppio - San Lorenzo
Overview

The museums described below are found within the University City and are open weekday mornings. The Museum of Italian and Etruscan Antiquities can be found in the Department of Historical Science, Archaeology and Anthropology of Antiquity in the Faculty of Literature. It describes, with the use of models and graphics, the Italian people before the Romans, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and the people of the nearby areas. The Museum of Classical Art is in the same department. Approximately 1000 plaster molds dating back to the Archaic age are exhibited in around 50 rooms, a little along the lines of the two rooms in the Victoria and Albert museum where replicas of famous sculptures are kept. Nearby is the Museum of Origins which retraces the phases of the Stone Age with finds from collections throughout the world. Walking towards the department of Human and Animal Biology you will arrive at the museum of Anthropology, which contains artefacts from all the over the world including documented human skeletal remains. Fossil skulls found in Rome of the Neanderthal period 120,000 years ago are kept in the Faculty of Mathematical Science, Physics and Natural Science. In the department of Vegetable Biology more than a million dried vegetables, still totally intact, are displayed on cards. It is considered one of the best European collections. Near the department of Earth Science is the Museum of Mineralogy which houses stones and minerals, such as sapphires in their full range of colors, emeralds and other gems as well as small meteorites that have fallen to earth. The tour ends with the Museum of Palaeontology in the same department which boasts a series of fossils millions of years old. Amongst the finds on display is the skeleton of an elephant discovered in a forest. The university contains other small and interesting museums. A list can be obtained from the secretary. Admission: free

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  • Type: Science & Technology, Other, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Policlinico
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