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Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale

Museo Nazionale Arte Orientale
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From the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore along Via Merulana towards San Giovanni, it is worth visiting Palazzo Brancaccio, the last building built by Roman nobles in Rome. The palace was designed by Luca Camarini and built between 1892 and 1896. It is one of the most important examples of Roman neoclassical architecture. The palace contains the Giuseppe Tucci National Museum of Oriental Art (Museo Nazionale di Arte Orientale Giuseppe Tucci) whose entrance is at Via Merulana 248. Although established in 1958 the name of Italy’s foremost Orientalist of the 20th century, scholar Giuseppe Tucci, was only added to the museum’s name in 2005. The museum collection is full of art treasures waiting to be discovered. The collections on display occupy an entire floor in what was once the apartment of the Brancaccio Princes. The objects originally came from the excavations of Italian archaeological missions in Iran, India, Pakistan, Nepal, China and elsewhere in the Far East. The material from Tibet ranks among the most important in the world. Source: turismoroma.it