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Archeological and Ethnographic Museum of Granada

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  • Exterior of the Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Turespaña

    Exterior of the Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Turespaña

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Carrera del Darro, 41
18010 Granada
Granada, Andalusia

Telephone+34 958575408 - +34 958225640

Fax+34 958 575 410

E-mailmuseoarqueologicogranada.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es

Websitehttp://www.museosdeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/MAEGR/

The documented history of Granada

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.

Essential works

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  • Cup. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cup

    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.

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  • Egyptian alabastron. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Egyptian alabastron

    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.

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  • Astrolabe of Ibn Zawal. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ibn Zawal's astrolabe

    This astrolabe from Granada is one of the forty preserved in the world. The Moors used this instrument to make astronomical and astrological calculations.

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  • Bust of Ganymede. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Bust of Ganymede

    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.

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  • Bronze cuirass. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Bronze cuirass

    This bronze cuirass, dating from the 4th century BC, reproduces the anatomical figure of a naked body, modelled on a large bronze plate.

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  • Scarab. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Scarab

    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.

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  • Bull sculpture. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Bull sculpture

    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.

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  • Stele from Fonelas. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Stele from Fonelas

    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.
     

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  • Jug from Castril. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Jug from Castril

    Thanks to its privileged geographical location, the town of Castril had the necessary natural resources to maintain a rich glass industry.

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  • Hare vessel. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Hare vessel

    Rabbits and hares were widely represented in Medieval Moorish pottery and are usually interpreted as good luck symbols.

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Collections

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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