Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
|Archaeological Museum in Zagreb|
|Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu|
Museum building, located in Zagreb city centre
|Location||19 Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square,
|Key holdings||Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis
Its predecessor institution was the "National Museum", open to the public since 1846. It was renamed to "State Institute of Croatia, Slavonia, and Dalmatia" in 1866. In 1878, the Archaeological Department became an independent institution within the State Institute, and the umbrella institute was dissolved in 1939, leaving the Archaeological Museum as a standalone institution. The archaeological collection of the State Institute had been kept in the Academy mansion at Zrinski Square from the 1880s and remained there until 1945, when the museum moved to its current location at the Vranyczany-Hafner mansion, 19 Zrinski Square.
Some of the famous artifacts include:
- Liber Linteus, 3rd century BCE mummy and bandages with the longest Etruscan inscription in existence
- Lumbarda Psephisma, 4th century BCE stone inscription detailing the founding of an ancient Greek colony on the island of Korčula
- "The History and the Activities of the Museum". Zagreb: Archaeological Museum. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
- Official website (Croatian) (English)
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