Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Museo nazionale preistorico etnografico Luigi Pigorini
The museum building photographed from the facing Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari.
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Established1876 (1876)
LocationPiazza Guglielmo Marconi 14, I-00144 Rome, Italy
Coordinates41°49′56″N 12°28′17″E / 41.83222°N 12.47139°E / 41.83222; 12.47139Coordinates: 41°49′56″N 12°28′17″E / 41.83222°N 12.47139°E / 41.83222; 12.47139
Typearchaeology, Art museum

The Luigi Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography is a public and research museum located in Rome, Italy. Established in 1876[1] by Luigi Pigorini, it is currently directed by Maria Antonietta Fugazzola.[2]


One important collection of the Pigorini houses is Neolithic artifacts from Lake Bracciano. Another is the early ethnographic collection of Athanasius Kircher. The museum also conserves the Praeneste fibula, the oldest known inscription in the Latin language.


  1. ^ Datatravel website - Pigorini, accessed 2008-02-12.
  2. ^ Pigorini website, contact information Archived 2008-02-13 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2008-02-12.

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