The museum is in the Palazzo della Crocetta, which was built for Maria Maddalena de’Medici and contains the antiquities collected by the Medici and Lorraine families. The Etruscan section includes rare bronze objects, such as the 4th century B.C. Arezzo Chimera, the 1st century B.C.Haranguer (Arringatore), funerary sarcophagi, like those of Larthia Seianti and of the Obese man, both excavated near Chiusi. The Roman section includes the Arezzo Minerva and the Little Idol from Pesaro, which came to Florence as part of Vittoria della Rovere’s dowry. The Greek section includes the 570 B.C. François Vase and the famous Medici Riccardi horse’s head. The important Egyptian section exhibits rare objects of daily use from the pre-historic period until the Ancient and Middle Kingdom, which came to Florence after the 19th century excavations by Ippolito Rosselini and by the Frenchman Jean-François Champollion. One of the most important items is a 15th century B.C. war chariot from Thebes and there are numerous mummies and painted sarcophagi. The museum is also renowned because of its collection of bronze statuettes and its extensive ancient coin collection. A number of monumental and original Etruscan tombs have been reconstructed in the gardens.
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