Bologna Musei – Civic Archaeological Museum

Via dell’Archiginnasio 2

40124 – Bologna

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Archaeological Museum of Bologna is located next to Piazza Maggiore in the 15th century Palazzo Galvani, formerly known as Ospedale della Morte (Hospital of Death).

Its patrimony is made up first and foremost by the extensive collections of material documenting Bologna’s archaeology from pre-history to the Roman era, highlighted by numerous Etruscan grave goods from the Villanovan and Felsinian eras.

Major collections are on display in the Etruscan-Italic, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian sections. The latter features over 3,500 items, including masterpieces such as the bas-relief from the tomb of the Pharaoh Horemheb, and is one of the most important such collections in Europe. The museum also has a large numismatic collection, with over 100,000 coins and medals.