Sassari – Museo Sanna

The best museum in Sassari (there are a few) is the Museo Nazionale “G.A. Sanna” www.museosannasassari.beniculturali.it which has a comprehensive archaeology collection albeit not as large as its counterpart in Cagliari (see this post).

It’s housed in an old Palladian villa at 64 Via Roma which has a nice garden as well.

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The collection starts off in the Sala Preistorica with some Stone Age and Neolithic finds.

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Not sure if the whole in this person’s head was caused by the archaeologist’s pick or something more sinister…

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The exhibition then moves on to the Bronze Age with some ‘bronzetti’; small figurines from the Nuragic civilisation.

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Not sure what period these finds are from but they are beautifully made.

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These are all just objects that caught my eye so please don’t think of my photos as being representative of the whole collection, there’s heaps more to see.

I love the form of these jugs, they look so modern.

The Roman collection is the largest as you might expect.

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There are some stunning Sarcophagi.

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And other beautiful carvings from the late-Roman period.

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