Museo Lapidario Maffeiano, Verona

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    Museo Lapidario Maffeiano in Verona
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    Details of an ancient stone carving
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  • On of the epigraphs found at the Museo Lapidario
    On of the epigraphs found at the Museo...
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    Museo Lapidario Maffeiano

    by Jefie Updated Jun 17, 2010

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    Here's another case of a museum we might not have thought about visiting if it hadn't been included in the Verona Card. The Museo Lapidario Maffeiano (or Maffei's Stone Museum) is one of Europe's oldest public museums. Dating back to 1745, it houses an impressive collection of Greek, Arab, Etruscan, Roman and early Venetian epigraphs and other types of engravings. Many of the carved stones are of important historical and artistic significance, and they are very well preserved despite being several centuries old. Whenever it was possible to do so, the different epigraphs have been translated and information is available in Italian and English. It's definitely worth stopping by!

    Details of an ancient stone carving On of the epigraphs found at the Museo Lapidario Museo Lapidario Maffeiano in Verona
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    Museo Lapidario Maffeiano

    by viddra Written Jul 28, 2009

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    The museum owns a rich collection of ancient relics. It was founded in the 18th century by Scipione Maffei, a scholar from Verona, and is one of the world oldest public museums.

    In the open gallery, there is an exhibition of statues, bas-reliefs, stone slabs, and things like that.

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