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Currently, the Museum also incorporates the following centers: Early-Christian Museum and Necropolis, Museum and Necropolis Paleochristian and important archaeological sites of Roman villas of Centcelles (Constanti) and dels Munts (Altafulla) and other monuments: the Roman Theatre, the Berà Arch and the ScipioTower.
Caius i Faustina et conviden a la vil·la
Shared Memory. MNAT Guest Museums. Relief of the Rape of Proserpina. Musée Saint-Raymond in Toulouse
The Rape of Persephone/Kore/Proserpina by Hades/Pluto represents one of Ancient Greece's great myths. This online experience analyses the legend by examining the relief unearthed in the Roman villa of Chiragan and the sarcophagus from Tarragona.
Memory of the Gods
In this exhibit, artist Jesús Galdón reflects on memory, continuance and anonymity, a contemporary mosaic which blurs together archaeological artefacts, remnants of curtailed continuance, remains that, like belly buttons, represent the wounds of continuance.
Metal Arts. Collections from the Musée Saint-Raymond, Antiquities Museum of Toulouse. Bronze Age to the Roman Period
An opportunity to view a selection of the Musée Saint-Raymond's remarkable archives, which testify to the discovery of metal, initially gold and copper, omnipresent in everyday life.
Shared Memory. MNAT Guest Museums. Zaragoza Museum. Portrait of Augustus from Turiaso (Tarazona)
A portrait of Emperor Augustus was found among the remnants of an ancient spa discovered in what was formerly Turiaso. This picture recounts a particular episode in his life: his health problems following the war in Cantabria, while returning to Tarraco, where the Emperor was forced to convalesce.
Hypothetical view of Tarraco, 2nd century AD
Following its founding in 218 BC, Tarraco became a fundamental settlement in the Romanisation of the Iberian Peninsula. In 27 BC, Tarraco was named capital of the Hispania Citerior province, also dubbed Tarraconensis. A new look at the Roman city.
Tarraco: Living Archaeology
Tarragona and archaeology are two realities which have always gone hand in hand. This exhibit showcases the material and information uncovered in excavations up to 2001.
Women in Tarraco
Pictures from ancient Tarraco depicting famous women, such as Livia and Faustina, anonymous women like the old Antonine with lavish hair and immortals, such as goddesses, muses and other divinities, which introduce us to a diverse, complex and ever-changing world in which women play a decidedly secondary role.
Tarraco in 20th Century Photography: 1939-1979
Backdropped by the archaeological heritage, this graphic testament provides a retrospective vision of Tarraco's photographic documentation, a journey to a specific time in which culture and heritage were forced to swim against the tide.
Central American Arts
A journey to the legendary and creative pathways of the region's pre-Columbian societies by way of their outstanding sculptures and pottery ware. A tribute to the people and ancestors of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, whose tradition and creativity enriches us.
The Maricel Museum in Sitges has gained prominence thanks to its remarkable pre-Columbian archaeology collection. Most of the artefacts were uncovered as grave goods and shed light on a large number of aspects from everyday pre-Hispanic Mayan life.
I, Claudius. The Treasure from La Pobla de Mafumetc
On the morning of January 12, 1872, two boys stumbled across a terra-cotta pot which contained some 250 coins, grouped together in rolls, in La Pobla de Mafumet. Minted during the initial stage of Claudius' rule (41/42 AD), they constitute the largest collection of Claudius-era sesterces discovered as treasure.
Tarraco's Renaissance 1563. Lluís Pons d'Icart and Anton Van den Wyngaerde
The first attempts to interpret Roman Tarragona date to the 16th century, during the Renaissance. Lluís Pons d'Icart, lawyer, scholar and Tarragona native, and Anton Van den Wyngaerde, a Flemish painter and expert in urban landscapes, came together to interpret and rediscover for us the city of Tarraco.
Tarraco and Water
A reflection on the question of water in Roman Tarragona, which discusses aspects such as resources, access to water, distribution, consumption and enjoyment, all based on one single notion: water is essential for all living beings and a constant source of worry for human communities.
A voyage through the archaeological archives of the Musée Saint-Raymond in Toulouse, which transports us to distinct places and chronological eras: from Ancient Assyria to Cyprus's tiny kingdoms, from Phoenician and Greek expansion to the Hellenic states, from Roman domination to the Byzantine Empire.
Fragility in Time. Glass in Antiquity
A sample of the finest glass artefacts housed in the various MAC branches and the MNAT, ordered by production and decoration techniques. Items which, despite their fragility, have survived the passage of time, allowing us to enjoy their beauty and authenticity.
Blick Watch! The Photographic Archive of the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid
In 2004, the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid commemorated its 50th anniversary. The institution, founded by German archaeologist Helmut Schlunk, established an intense partnership with the National Archaeology Museum of Tarragona.
Tarraco, Capital of Hispania Citerior
A tour through the Roman city's distinct historic periods, by way of the architecture, everyday life, trade and suburban villas.
Reflections of Apollo. Sport and Archaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean
Sport and competition find their roots in the classic Mediterranean cultures. Numerous preserved testimonies depict the sports that were played and the sporting spirit of the cultures in which they arose.
Grooming for Death. Rituals of Life and Death in Prehistoric Menorca
Es Càrritx and Es Mussol, located inside Ciutadella city limits, are two of the most captivating and singular archaeological sites along the Mediterranean Sea's western basin. Their uniqueness comes courtesy of the unprecedented nature of many of the artefacts uncovered therein.
Culture-Cultures. Archaeology in the Montserrat Museum
A sample of archaeological, ethnological and artistic material from some of the most disparate cultures which have ever existed or exist on the planet. These overtly heterogeneous items help kindle an intercultural dialogue in this profoundly interconnected world in which we live.
Classic Antiquity through Etchings. The Piranesi of Montserrat
For centuries, Tarraco was a faithful semblance of Rome, its culture and its social model on the far side of the Mediterranean. Renaissance scholars, and those from posterior historic eras and cultures, no matter their place of origin, set their sights on their own particular "Rome". We hereby present the Piranesi's Rome.
Created by Virginie di Ricci and Jean-Marc Musial, this exhibit for the eyes and ears, inspired in Roman showmanship and cutting-edge technology, breathes life into memories of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, eminent protagonists in the Roman world and Tarraco in particular.
Apel·les Fenosa and Classic Antiquity
Fenosa was spellbound by the classic world and a sculptor with firmly-planted Mediterranean cultural roots. Through his sculptures, sketches, watercolours and photographs, he established a close-knit relationship between his work and artefacts from the Roman city of Tarraco.
TARRACO Stone by Stone
Throughout history, stone has been one of humankind's fundamental elements: for construction, artistic representation, symbolic expression... And Tarraco is a prime example.
The Other Olympus. The Pyrenees in Antiquity: Society, Economy and Religion
The votive altars discovered in the Pyrenees afford insight into the gods and goddesses worshipped in the region during Roman times and help us reveal a multicultural Pyrenean population permeated by local traditions and Latin culture.c
From Memory to Creation. Order and Chaos
Four artists have reached an agreement with the MNAT to explore new formats which reflect on order and chaos. An exercise in which this eternal binomial is analysed under the protective gaze of certain divinities and mythological creatures from the Greco-Roman world.
El MNAT i les seves seus ofereixen una àmplia oferta educativa de visites, tallers i activitats centrats, principalment, en època romana i en la important ciutat imperial de Tarraco.
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Fòrum: temes d'història i d'arqueologia tarragonines
Forum is a publication of the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona (MNAT) of variable frequency, aimed at disseminating scientific works related mainly to the history and archeology of Tarraco and Tarraconensis Ager.