Saturday, October 28, 2017

Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland Archaeology
The National Museum of Ireland Archaeology was number 2 of my 'must see in Dublin' list. This imposing building in the Victorian Palladian style was built in 1890 and is part of a complex that also houses the National Library of Ireland. It's a gorgeous building, worth a visit even if you aren't interested in all the fascinating goodies inside.
The colonnaded entrance leads to a rotunda topped by a large dome...all with neo-classical influences.
The inlaid mosaic floors are designed with both Roman and classical Greek motifs. All the marble in  the building comes from Irish counties including County Galway.
My next post will showcase some of the intriguing artifacts this lovely museum houses.

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