Posted by: danielfee | October 23, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 10-23-2012

National Museum – Dublin, Ireland

National Museum

The National Museum of Ireland was built in the 1880’s. The ground  floor holds The Treasury – Ireland’s gold exhibition, The Road to Independence and the Prehistoric Ireland displays. The Broighter Gold or more correctly, the Broighter Hoard, is a hoard of gold artifacts from the Iron Age of the 1st century BC that were found in 1896 on a farmland near Limavady, Northern Ireland. The collection includes a 7-inch-long gold boat, a gold torc (or collar) and bowl and some other jewelry. A design from the hoard has been used as an image on British one pound coins and the gold ship is featured in a design on the last Irish one pound coins. The archaeology section has displays on prehistoric Ireland including early work in gold, church treasures and the Viking and medieval periods. This section includes famous examples of early medieval Celtic metalwork in Ireland such as the Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch, and the Derrynaflan Hoard. 

 

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  1. What a beautiful building!


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