“The world that wasn’t there” exhibition

From September 19th , 2015 to March 6th, 2016, the “Museo archeologico Nazionale”, the National Archaeology Museum of Florence will be hosting a unique exhibition under the title “the world that wasn’t there”. This exhibition is about pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and South American civilizations such as the Olmec, the Mayan and the Incas.

The exhibit is a tribute to the recently deceased paleontologist and archaeologist Giancarlo Ligabue by his son Inti. Inti felt that it was responsibility to show to the world his father’s collection, which is considered to be the most important private collection of pre-Columbian art.

The 230 pieces that compose this display are either Ligabue’s collection, gathered through more than 40 years of excavations, or the Medici’s fascinating collection. Most of them have never been exposed to pubic before, making it worthwhile to pay a visit to this museum and enjoy this once in a lifetime exhibition.

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