Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Museo nazionale preistorico etnografico Luigi Pigorini
|Location||Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 14, I-00144 Rome, Italy|
|Type||archaeology, Art museum|
The Luigi Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography is a public and research museum located in Rome, Italy. Established in 1876 by Luigi Pigorini, it is currently directed by Maria Antonietta Fugazzola.
One important collection of the Pigorini houses is Neolithic artifacts from Lake Bracciano. Another is the early ethnographic collection of Athanasius Kircher. The museum also conserves the Praeneste fibula, the oldest known inscription in the Latin language.
- Brizzi, Bruno [ed.] 1976 The Pigorini Museum Rome, Quasar. 424 page catalogue with hundreds of plates in colour and black and white.
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- Pigorini website
- European Virtual Museum