The history of the Museum of Palestrina and its archaeological collections: a small, practical guide.
[Palestrina / The National Archaeological Museum] The history of the Museum of Palestrina and its archaeological collections, illustrated in a practical small book with abundant illustrations, is also the history of the ancient city and its transformations. The museum is housed in the spaces of Palazzo Colonna Barberini, which was built in the mid-11th century over the monumental ruins of the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia.
The faraway, exotic culture of the Delta region is evoked by the grand Nilotic mosaic, resembling the more famous Alexandrine mosaics. The furnishings of the necropoleis bear witness to the more ancient phases of the life of the city of Praenestum, a flourishing center in Republican Latium.