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Veneto and Adriatic sea

An Altinum altar bricked over in a Venetian palace, an Etruscan helmet found in Treviso, a Syrian small bronze dug up off the coast of Malamocco, an Attican vase and a Metapontum coin arrived in Venice from Croatia demonstrate that the place of origin and the place of production do not necessarily coincide. Artefacts like these show that people and goods have been travelling since ancient times. Furthermore, Venice, which instead of other Venetian cities did not rise from a previous Roman settlement, was built with material collected from the hinterland as well as Istria, Dalmatia and farther. Many of these items, among which were Latin and Greek inscriptions, discovered in the city during the 19th century, became part of the Museum’s collections. Throughout the following century, pieces found fortuitously near Venice, as well as archaeological artworks which arrived in Venice from Zadar as a consequence of the Second World War, were added to the collection.

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17, St. Mark Square, Venice Italy
Entrance from the Museo Correr