National Museum, Sarajevo

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    Zemaljski muzej BiH

    by plavajabuka Written Apr 1, 2014

    Established in 1888, with four departments of archaeology, ethnology, natural history and a library. It was heavy damage in the recent war, re-opened after it and recently closed again. Here was held The Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript and the oldest Sephardic Jewish document in the world issued in Barcelona around 1350.

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    by Jetgirly Written Nov 3, 2012
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    The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an interesting place to pass a few hours, especially on a hot, cold or rainy day! Check the opening hours (posted on the sign in my second photo) as they seem to be incorrectly-reported in many guidebooks.

    Entrance to the museum is very inexpensive, and once you're inside you have access to a number of buildings housing different exhibits. The archeology department is in the first building, and it houses antiquities from the region, as well as the Sarajevo Haggadah, which is the oldest Sephardic Jewish document in the world. The ethnology department features a few miniature dioramas of the area. When I visited a woman had to manually turn on the power in the building so I could see the exhibits! The natural history gallery is full of taxidermied animals, as expected. In between these buildings is a beautiful garden that attracts an unusual crowd- on my visit I believe some tourists were divining there? There was a y-shaped rod, chanting and prayer involved... definitely not something you see in a museum every day!

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    National Museum of BiH

    by gordonilla Written Apr 22, 2012
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    The Museum if split into three seperate buildings plus the central botanical gardens:

    Archaeology

    Natural History

    Ethnology

    Each department is housed in a seperate building. It was a Friday morning when I visited, and there were very few customers visiting at that time. It was in fact the 20th Anniversary of the start of the Bosnian War - and I had thought there would be more interest in the exhibits.

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    National Museum

    by jsadler8 Updated Jun 6, 2004

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    If you in town on one of the three days it is actually open you are in for a treat. A bit rundown in parts but one of the very best museums you'll find in the Balkans. Among the museum's highlights are it's botanical garden, famous Jewish Haggadah book from Spain, Turkish home replica, stuffed critters, and a vast array of ancient stones and carvings from well before any of our lifetimes:)

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    by travelife Updated Apr 24, 2004

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    Since the very beginning of its work, the National Museum has developed as a complex cultural and scientific institution nourishing a number of scientific and scholarly disciplines, i.e. history, geography, archeology (prehistoric, ancient and medieval), ethnology, history of art and natural history (biology, geology and mineralogy), partly language, literature, statistics and bibliography. Studies of these disciplines have with time taken the shape of the three present departments, namely the Department of Archeology, Department of Ethnology and Department of Natural History.

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    National Museum

    by elcolibri Written Sep 23, 2004

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    National Museum is under restauration many years ago and open only 2 days per week , but it worth a visit.

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