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National archaeological Museum: photos, description (National Archaeological Museum)

National archaeological Museum of Cagliari is one of the most interesting attractions not only the city but the whole of Sardinia. This huge Museum gives you a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the ancient history of the island and its mysterious inhabitants. In the Museum collection - artifacts of various ancient cultures from donguralesko period to the era of Ancient Rome, including ceramics from Phoenician tombs, jewelry of ancient Carthaginians and bronzes from the Nuraghe. The Museum also has a collection of ceramics, clay and glass products, Roman statues, sarcophagi and gold jewellery from the middle Ages. On the first floor of the Museum you can get acquainted with the periodization of the history of Sardinia from the early Neolithic and the middle Ages, and the remaining three floors is organized according to the topographic principle (place where the finds were made).

The Neolithic and Eneolithic are exhibited in the Museum of ceramics, stone utensils, arrows, and blades of obsidian, necklaces of bone and shells and all kinds of images of the mother goddess. Special attention deserves the section with finds from the graves Cuccuru: here you can see the enigmatic stone female figurines that depict the so-called "Mediterranean Mother".

Artifacts from the Nuragic period presented in the Museum of ceramics, stone tools, bronze weapons, and, of course, a small bronze statues - all of them were found in su Benatto in Santadi, Santa Vittoria in serri, Sant Anastasia in sardara, Sanedo in Càbras and Molina in Villanovafranca. Bronze statues depict the chieftains, warriors, priests, goddesses, archers, and other characters. In this section you can see a reconstruction of a Nuragic burial and a model of Nuraghe tower.

The epoch of the Phoenician colonization of Sardinia, Carthaginian conquest of the island and his subsequent capture by the Roman Empire is one of the largest sections of the Museum. Here are exhibited artifacts from the necropolis of Nora and Tofixed, funeral urns, funeral steles, reconstruction of a Phoenician tomb, ceramic vases, statues of the emperors Nero and Trajan, oil lamps, richly decorated with Christian symbols, clay ceramics, etc.