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Museums of archaeology and archaeological sites around the world

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Here you can find our articles focused on museums of archaeology and archaeological sites around the world.
At Inexhibit, we intend archaeology in a rather broad sense – as a multifarious discipline extending from ancient art history to anthropology – though with a special attention to prehistoric and ancient world cultures.
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Photo: the Imperial Fora archaeological museum and site in Rome; photo © Inexhibit


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our articles about Museums of archaeology and archaeological sites around the world

Acropolis Museum – Athens

Acropolis Museum – Athens

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is one of the word's most important archaeological museums, with a great collection of sculptures, also from the Parthenon
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Aguntum Museum

Aguntum Museum

The Aguntum museum is an archaeological museum near Lienz, Austrian Tyrol, located in a Roman site with the same name, one of the largest north of the Alps
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Archaeological Museum of San Lorenzo – Cremona

Archaeological Museum of San Lorenzo – Cremona

The Museo Archeologico San Lorenzo is museum of Roman and Medieval archaeology, located in the Italian town of Cremona, housed in a former Romanesque church
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Baths of Caracalla archaeological museum – Rome

Baths of Caracalla archaeological museum – Rome

The Baths of Caracalla (Italian: Terme di Caracalla) is both a museum and one of the largest archaeological sites in Rome open to the public
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Baths of Diocletian – Rome

Baths of Diocletian – Rome

The Baths of Diocletian are an archaeological site in Rome, restored and modified by Michelangelo in the 16th century, and a museum of classical antiquities
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Centrale Montemartini

Centrale Montemartini

The Centrale Montemartini is an archaeology museum in Rome, focused on Classical sculpture, housed in a former power station built in the early 20th century
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Chedworth Roman Villa archaeological site

Chedworth Roman Villa archaeological site

The project by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for the Roman Villa archaeological site near Chedworth, is exceptional for the history of Roman Britain
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Colosseum – Flavian Amphitheater – Rome

Colosseum – Flavian Amphitheater – Rome

The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheater in Rome is a monumental building dating to the 1st century AD and one of the world's most visited archaeological sites
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Getty Villa

Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is the venue of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles dedicated to ancient art and antiquities with 44,000 Greek, Roman and Etruscan pieces
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Herculaneum archaeological site – Naples

Herculaneum archaeological site – Naples

The Herculaneum archaeological site features the ruins of the ancient Roman city with the same name, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
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Imperial Fora Museum and Trajan’s Markets – Rome

Imperial Fora Museum and Trajan’s Markets – Rome

Located in the Trajan's Market, the Museum of Imperial Fora (Museo dei Fori Imperiali) in Rome is both a museum of ancient art and an archaeological site
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MAC – Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya

MAC – Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya

The MAC - Museu d'Arquelogia de Catalunya is the most important archeological museum in Barcelona, focused on archeology from the Prehistory to Middle-Ages
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Musée Arles Antique

Musée Arles Antique

The Musée Départemental Arles Antique is an archaeological museum, located in the city of Arles, among the most important in southern France and Provence
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Museo Egizio – Egyptian Museum – Turin

Museo Egizio – Egyptian Museum – Turin

With over 6.500 pieces on view, the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) in Turin is one of the world's most important museums of Egyptian art and archaeology
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Museo Retico | Sanzeno

Museo Retico | Sanzeno

The Museo Retico in Sanzeno, Trento, is a small archaeological museum focused on the history of the Val di Non and of the Rhaeti tribes once inhabiting it
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MuséoParc Alésia archaeological site

MuséoParc Alésia archaeological site

The MuseoParc Alesia is an archaeological site and a museum, designed byBernard Tschumi, situated in the place of the Battle of Alesia in Burgundy, France
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Museum of the Ara Pacis – Rome

Museum of the Ara Pacis – Rome

The archaeological museum of the Ara Pacis in Rome, designed by Richard Meier, houses a Roman monumental altar dedicated to the Roman Peace goddess
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Naples National Archaeological Museum

Naples National Archaeological Museum

The Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples is one of the world's largest archaeological museums, particularly known for its collections of Roman antiquities
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National Archaeological Museum – Venice

National Archaeological Museum – Venice

The Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Venice is an archaeological museum on St Mark's Square which holds a notable collection of Greek and Roman sculpture
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National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo

National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo

Palazzo Massimo is a museum in Rome which holds most of the collection of the National Roman Museum, one of the most visited archaeological museums in Italy
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Necropolis of Cerveteri (Rome)

Necropolis of Cerveteri (Rome)

The necropolis “Banditaccia” in Cerveteri, near Rome, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest Etruscan archaeological site
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Pantheon – Rome

Pantheon – Rome

The Pantheon in Rome is a monumental building, dating back to the Roman imperial period, a catholic church, and one of Italy's most visited cultural sites
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Pergamon Museum – Berlin

Pergamon Museum – Berlin

The Pegamon Museum (German: Pergamonmuseum) is an archaeological museum in Berlin's Museumsinsel area, most famous for its collection of ancient monuments
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Pompeii archaeological site

Pompeii archaeological site

Pompeii is an archaeological site near Naples, Italy, featuring the ruins of an ancient Roman town destroyed in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
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Seville | Metropol Parasol Antiquarium

Seville | Metropol Parasol Antiquarium

The Antiquarium archaeological museum in Seville, designed by Felipe Palomino, is part of the larger Metropol Parasol urban renovation project
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Snøhetta + Casson Mann: Lascaux 4 – International Center for Cave Art

Snøhetta + Casson Mann: Lascaux 4 – International Center for Cave Art

Designed by Snøhetta and Casson Mann, the Lascaux 4 Center for Cave Art in Montignac is a great piece of architecture and an innovative archeological museum
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