Category: Culture, Museums

The museum of Croatian archeological monuments

The museum of Croatian archeological monuments

The only museum in Croatia founded with the unique task of researching, collecting, presentation and study the remains of the material and spiritual culture of the Croats in the Middle Ages, from 7 to 15 century, particularly from the time of the early medieval Croatian state from 9 to 12 century. Under name Museum of Croatian Monuments it was founded in Knin, in 1893, and during World War II it moved to Sinj, then to Klis and later to Split. Since 1976. archaeological treasures are housed and exibited in a representative building. It has a stock of about 20,000 items, and his collection of early medieval wicker and figural plastics and numerous Latin old Croatian epigraphic monuments makes it one of the largest collection of its kind in Europe. Epigraphic monuments from the 9th to 12 century in which the names of Croatian rulers and the secular and religious dignitaries are engraved, represent the oldest Croatian archive, "archive in stone".

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