November 7, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Opens: Friday, November 7 at 5pm
Among the people of ancient Italy, a minor ethnos population called the Faliscans lived in Etruria. It was caught between the three major ethnic groups of central Italy (the Etruscans, Latins, and Sabines), which played a marginal role in the context of pre-Roman populations. Extensive documentation is available and shows how this population, because of its “borderline” location, has served as a catalyst for a cultural melting pot from middle-Italic geography, both in ancient history and in modern research. The name of the population (the term Indo-European fal /pal denotes a rounded hill), shows a close connection to the environment, specifically with a hilly characteristic, located at the convergence of the main trade routes of central pre-Roman times. This conformed the commercial nature of the area, and the independence of its people. And this phenomena gave birth to an original multi-ethnic culture, the results of converging diversified stimuli from their neighbors.
With the release of archaeological documentation and data, along with contextual reconstructions, the National Archaeological Museum of Florence presents Falisci – Il popolo delle colline (Faliscans – Populous of the Hills), with graphics and installation designed by Camilla Torna, instructor of Graphic Design, Infographics, and Communication Design at SACI. To see the animated invitation, go to Camilla’s website: http://www.icastic.com/Falisci.swf
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze
Piazza Santissima Annunziata 9b, Florence – ITALY
Hours: Monday, Saturday, Sunday: 8:30am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am – 7pm
Full price: € 4 – Reduced: € 2 (for EU citizens age 19 – 25 years and teachers).
Free entrance for EU citizens up to the age of eighteen years.
Free admission the first Sunday of the month.