Friday, April 10, 2009

Museo Lapidario Maffeiano




Among Europe’s most ancient public museums, the Museo Lapidario was instituted in 1745, thanks to the greek, etruscan, early venetian and roman epigraphic collection of the veronese illuminist Scipione Maffei. The collection includes 650 findings of considerable interest, including the greek reliefs admired by Goethe; there are inscriptions to exalt the value of writing as a form of memory and communication. The epigraphic material and reliefs are distributed by chronological sections in the courtyard, through which access is gained to the Teatro Filarmonico, to the underground or to two upper halls. The museum is frequented mostly by specialists, archaeological lapidary and art scholars. 





10 comments:

lakeviewer said...

"...writing as a form of memory". Places like these collecting and preserving history are precious forms of memory for all of us.

Jacob said...

Fascinating place. Nicely-composed photo makes it especially inviting. Good job!

amatamari said...

Bellissima immagine!
Viene proprio voglia di saperne un pò di più...

Grazie!

martha said...

Beautiful photograph and very thoughtful introduction. You've made me want to visit.

m_m said...

Great photo!

rob said...

Buona Pasqua Valeria!

magicpolaroid said...

what a beautiful place! like the patio and the colors!!

nobu said...

Great photo, Valeria.
It is splendorous.

Babzy said...

beautiful lines !

White Oleander said...

Wow. I'm amazed by the architecture.

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