Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tarragona Roman Museum, 1

After lunch we walked the short distance over to the city's Roman museum. We can never get enough old stuff, and the National Archeological Museum of Tarragona is said to be one of Spain's best.
En route to the Roman museum, more Roman bits; a sign said
this was the site of the synagogue; usually, in Europe, such
signs are dated 1942 or thereabouts; this is Spain, and it was
dated 1492; a reminder that, in addition to unifying Spain and
giving us Cristoforo Colon, and the New World, the dynamic
regal duo, Ferdinand and Isabella, and mostly Isabella, also 
expelled all the Jews and Muslims, and gave us the Inquisition; 
all in 1492

In the museum, a helpful map of Augusto Tarraco

"You want a toe? ...Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this

Yeah, but, a really big, big toe

Toga! Toga!

What it takes to reassemble a mosaic


Seriously ditto

From the Centcelles villa, painstakingly reassembled by a German
team in the 1950s

Interior shots of the dome at Centcelles

Obligatory amphora, some recovered from the sea

Thus...and memories of Turkey

Oil lamps, and, something we'd not seen before, an oil lamp

Doll with moving parts

Service for several

Great Roman glass

Including these two huge jugs


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