Museo Numantino, Soria

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The Numantine Museum of Soria located in Soria, Spain, focuses on the history of the province of Soria through art and archaeology. It has material from Numantia, a site which is a few kilometres from Soria, and also covers other archaeological sites such as Tiermes and Uxama.HistoryThe museum was the result of a 1919 merger of the Provincial Museum built in the 19th century and inaugurated in 1913, and the Museo Numantino that was developed from the study of the archaeological site of Numantia, that began in the 19th century and gained importance from 1906 to 1923. In 1914 it was created the museum inaugurated in 1919.It's installed in a building built up following Manuel Aníbal Álvarez design in 1916, inaugurated 18 September 1919 by Alfonso XIII and funded by Ramón Benito Aceña in a place gavin by the Council.In 1932 the Museo Provincial changed its name to Museo Celtibérico and in 1941 both got together but maintaining its independence. In 1968 the definitive union was held and it integrates both museums being called Museo Provincial de Soria first, then Museo de Soria and finally Museo Numantino. In 1989 it took on a total reform and the exposition was amplified up to 7.000 m².BuildingThe original building was one story with three wings among which there were two courtyards. In the 1980s was extended to a body of three floors in a building on the side of the courtyard. Conceived in chronological order, the visit begins in the Lower Paleolithic with the parts remaining of an Elephas Antiquus. From Bronze Age it can be highlighted weapons and tombstones and from the Iron Age, potteryare vessels and forts. From the Celtiberian stage are preserved pottery, brooches, pectorals, weapons and tools from the fields of Numancia, Uxama, Tiermes and others in the province. From the Roman period there are objects found in villages and cemeteries. Closes the provincial archaeological landscape the Middle Ages, from which there are preserved architectural ruins, pottery and coins.
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  • In this regieon every year animals are set on fire alive. never ever go there and support. Never ever  more »
  • Museo Numantino is the museum, where you can learn a lot about the prehistory until Roman Period in the region. It is located in the center of Soria (15km away from Numantia, the known celtiberic...  more »
  • Excellent museum with info in Spanish and English. Suggest a visit to the Numancia archaeological site before visiting the museum.
  • A beautiful and unexpected surprise full of history and interesting objects
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