Archaeological Museum of Bologna

Museo Civico Archeologico
Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 - 40124 Bologna

Direzione e Uffici
Via de' Musei 8 – 40124 Bologna
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Collections / Sections / Bologna in prehistory


The visit to the museum begins with the prehistory section, documenting the presence of mankind in the Bologna area from the Lower Paleolithic period (800,000 years ago) to the start of the historical era (Final Bronze Age, 10th century BC). Arranged in chronological order, the display dedicates a large space to materials of the Bronze Age, including those from the Grotta del Farneto, from the Terramare villages of the plain between Modena and Bologna, and from the foothills around Bologna, all resulting from excavations effected in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Exhibition rooms | Room I - Prehistoric section