Browsing Category : Sardinia

National Archaeology of Cagliari Part One: Ancient Sardinia


National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari,  Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia When planning my trip to Cagliari, the first thing I knew I really needed to do was visit the Archaeology Museum.  It would have been necessary anyway, but what made it sound particularly interesting was the fact that the museum had objects from an ancient native Sardinian culture.…

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MUTSEU: St Eulalia’s Treasures


Museum of the Treasury of St Eulalia, Museo del Tesoro Sant’Eulalia, Cagliari, Sardinia One of the most interesting things about visiting Cagliari, for me, was the fact that a lot of the precious objects created for churches are still in, or very close to, those churches.  This made visiting their associated museums quite fascinating, in that you are getting to…

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MUTSEU: All about St Eulalia


MUTSEU, Cagliari, Sardinia Sometimes, museums over-complicate things in the way they name themselves.  Take this MUTSEU, for example.  The grand acronym implies a complex of sites which are drawn together under a simple title.  But no.  MUTSEU consists only of two elements in the same building – the archaeological site beneath the Church of St Eulalia, and the church’s Treasury.…

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Tokens of Thanks: the Ex-Votos of the Bonaria Museum


Museum of the Sanctuary of Bonaria On the floor above the cloisters is the sanctuary’s museum.  It basically consists of a hoard of model ships, donated as ex-votos in thanks for surviving some sea-related horror.  They date from the 18th century onwards, and show all sorts of different ship types – some of them made from curious materials. There are…

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