Exterior of the Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Turespaña
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Created in 1879, the museum is located in Casa de Castril, a 16th-century palace.
Its exhibits show the everyday life of the societies that lived in Granada and have now vanished. Through material evidence and archaeological pieces, the economic, social and ideological processes of different eras, from the prehistoric period to the key year 1492, are illustrated.
The quality and variety of Nasrid pottery from Al-Andalus are incomparable. Because the sultans were determined to consolidate their power, they would produce gold, white and blue china.More info
The Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Laurita, in Almuñécar, stands out because of the quality of its items. This type of amphora, which was possibly manufactured in Thebes (Egypt), is one of them.More info
This astrolabe from Granada is one of the forty preserved in the world. The Moors used this instrument to make astronomical and astrological calculations.More info
This item, discovered in the Alhambra, is a Roman copy dating from the 2nd-3rd century AD of the original Greek bust from the classical period in the 4th century BC.More info
This bronze cuirass, dating from the 4th century BC, reproduces the anatomical figure of a naked body, modelled on a large bronze plate.More info
The scarab was used as a charm in Egypt, because it represents the dung beetle, which Egyptians considered to be the manifestation of god the creator and generator of the universe.More info
For the Iberian culture, the bull was a symbol of the durability of life. That is why it appears in funeral places, like this item.More info
This megalithic object from the Fonelas necropolis (Granada) is a type of protective figure for a tomb, which probably shows the importance of the buried person.
Thanks to its privileged geographical location, the town of Castril had the necessary natural resources to maintain a rich glass industry.More info
Rabbits and hares were widely represented in Medieval Moorish pottery and are usually interpreted as good luck symbols.More info
The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).
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