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Beneficiencia Museum of Prehistory - Museum in Valencia, Spain.
La Beneficiencia Museo de Prehistoria
known as Valencian Centre of Mediterranean Culture, or simply as La Beneficiencia).
The name says it all - the museum is dedicated to prehistory of humans
in the area, from the origins of Homo Sapiens to the beginning of Roman
colonisation. This is a very, very big museum - you can even get lost.
Most of it are rows after rows of various tools, bones, coins, and items
dug out in excavations of Valencia province. They will probably look the
same as in your own country, unless you really know your archaeology.
In general, you will be very quickly bored unless you are a pro in the
Viewing time: 1h
What it is about: Valencian
anthropology up until the Romans
Presentation: mostly archaeological finds, although also some charts, videos and models.
The building: worth seeing as an example of valencian style, especially the inner yards. Former orphanage La Beneficiencia.
Bag storage (compulsory), and very good bookshop with a huge range for a real intellectual
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