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“Great collection, but study up beforehand”

Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Tarquinia
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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great collection, but study up beforehand”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

A must for anyone interested in things Etruscan, but would benefit from better explanations (and English translations). People with mobility issues should note that there IS an elevator to get to the second and third floors.

Visited June 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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337 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“super horses, not much english text”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

this museum is essentially ( and literally)a on trick pony.
the surviving corner of a lintel has a relief of two horses.
these are simply magnificent, and almost justify the 8 euro entry fee.
rest of rooms contain mostly broken artifacts, some nice Etruscan pottery,
or are closed.

Visited April 2014
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Naples, Florida
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Avoid the big city crowds and see the real deal!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

This smallish Museum has so much to offer: Take a tour and hear an explanation of the history of the swastika (I didn't think I was interested but I was) a symbol of the sun and of hope from ancient times and of the sarcophagus and why it began to be used. Check out the false teeth from the 6th (?) BC and don't forget to ask why the stairs are slanted -- is it true that the rich were a bit overweight and a bit lazy and they rode their horses up the stairs -- equine escalators?? These people are passionate about their history and thrilled to have a chance to talk about it.

Visited April 2014
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Cedar City, Utah
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“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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