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“Amazing”

Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Tarquinia
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Cedar City, Utah
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13 reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

A must see while in the area. Some of the rooms were closed for renovation while we were there, but there was still much to see and experience.

Visited March 2014
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“Spllendid collection of relics from old Etruscan civilisation. A must see.”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This museum contains almost all we know about the Etruscans, the civilisation that prefigured the Romans and which they absorbed. They had close trading and cultural links with the Classical Greeks, through their relations with Carthage and the Greek colonies in Italy. Tgher is an abundance of stone carving and funerary pottery, and extraordinary jewellery, all recovered from the 6000 tombs in the region.
A pity very few of the notices are in English, Especially that the admirable cards in English for each room are almost all missing. It seems that they are filched as fast as they are replaced: sad commentary on the tourists. But this museum both filled me with information and made me want more about this remarkable civilisation.

Visited March 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous relics - some are risque by today's standards”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

The displays here are fantastic, but some prudish types may prefer to give it a miss. Ancient Etruscans celebrated the human body, in all poses and postures and taking part in ALL activities, in fact there are more depictions of sexual activity here than in the Erotic Museum in Amsterdam. So, if you don't fancy explaining things to your kids you might want to go somewhere else hahaha!

The craftsmanship in in the sculptures and metalwork is stunning. Personally I think this is a 'must see'.

Photography is not permitted in many rooms, but unless there is a guard you might be able to get away with a few snaps. A good guide book will have better pictures though.

Visited September 2013
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Oakland, CA
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“Very nice presentation and a chance to go inside an old castle”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great place to start before touring the Necropolis so that you have a better understanding of what your are seeing there. There is so much history here. Nice to see how an old building has been re-purposed and a chance to imagine what it would be like to have lived in it.

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Without the small print”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Like: There is an elevator
Dislike: There are no descriptive tags in English (but after all, this is Italy)
Like: Most galleries have some sheets of paper describing the exhibits available in English.
Dislike: There is only one, so if another group got it, you have to wait.
Dislike: The explanation of the gallery in English is not easy to find. We went through 3 galleries before we stumbled on one.
Dislike: Some galleries and exhibits are barely lit.
Like: The ramp stairs and the ceilings associated with them.
It is a 3 floor museum: the first floor is just sarcophagi.

Visited December 2013
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