Tue-Wed-Fri 10.00-16.00; Thu 10.00-20.00;
~5€/person Square Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 19
The museum consists of five main sections: Prehistory, Egypt, Antiquity, Middle Ages, Coins and Medals.
The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, is an archaeological museum with over 450,000 varied artifacts and monuments, gathered from various sources but mostly from Croatia and in particular from the surroundings of Zagreb. Some of the famous artifacts include: • Vučedol dove, a flagon shaped as a bird • Liber Linteus, 3rd century BCE mummy and bandages with the longest Etruscan inscription in existence • Lumbarda Psephisma, 4th century BCE stone inscription detailing the founding of an ancient Greek colony on the island of Korčula
One of the most famous pieces of Vučedol is the ritual vessel made between 2800 and 2500 BC, called by the speculative attribution of M. Seper, who found it in 1938, the “Vučedol Dove” (vučedolska golubica). The latest interpretation, however, is that the vessel is in the shape of the male partridge, a symbol of fertility, whose limping defensive behavior against attack by predators on a partridge nest on the ground linked it to the limping shaman-smith, according to the recent interpretation by Aleksandar Durman of Zagreb. The figure is a remarkable example of artistic creation and religious symbolism associated with a cult of the Great Mother.
Liber Linteus, 3rd century BCE real mummy and bandages with the longest Etruscan inscription in existence.