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28001, Madrid, Serrano, 13
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National Archaeological Museum

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The museum came into being at the end of the 19th century, and was designed to bring together and exhibit items related to archaeology, ethnography, decorative arts and stamps from a range of different institutions. The permanent collection provides a journey through the history of Spain, from prehistory to the 19th century. Its collection includes excellent pieces from all periods and styles, including Egyptian sarcophagi and mummies; Hispano-Roman decorative art; Moorish archaeology; and Mudejar masonry and ceramics. There is also a partial reconstruction of the Altamira Caves, and a library specialising in scientific publications on art, history, archaeology and museology. One of its most highly-prized treasures is the bust of the Dama de Elche (Lady of Elche).