Archeological Museum of Seville

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Archeological Museum of Seville
Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla
Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla.jpg
Archeological Museum of Seville is located in Seville
Archeological Museum of Seville
Location within Seville
General information
Location Seville, Spain
Coordinates 37°22′15″N 5°59′14″W / 37.37083°N 5.98722°W / 37.37083; -5.98722
Design and construction
Architect Aníbal González

The Archeological Museum of Seville (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla) is a museum in Seville, southern Spain, housed in the Pabellón del Renacimiento, one of the pavilions designed by the architect Aníbal González[1]. These pavilions at the Plaza de España were created for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

The El Carambolo treasure[edit]

The museum's basement houses the El Carambolo treasure, discovered in Camas (3 km NW of Seville) in 1958. The treasure comprises 2950 grams of 24 carat gold and consists of golden bracelets, a golden chain with pendant, buckles, belt- and forehead plates. Some regard the El Carambolo treasure as proof of the Tartessian roots[1] of Seville. This is, however, disputed[1] because the treasure includes a small figurine of Astarte, a Phoenician goddess.

Roman exhibits[edit]

Other halls of the museum contain findings from the Roman era, many of which are from the nearby Roman city of Itálica. The Itálica exhibits include mosaics, statues (including the famous Venus of Itálica[2]), and busts of the emperors Augustus, Vespasianus, Trajan and Hadrian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andalusië 2009, by Peter van den Hamer et al., www.Blurb.com bookstore, book #1110214, Dutch text by Ton Schneider on p36.
  2. ^ Italica

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°22′15″N 5°59′14″W / 37.370833°N 5.987222°W / 37.370833; -5.987222