Valencia Day 4 – A Revisit to the Prehistoric Museum of Valencia Spain

Valencia Day 4 – March 9th 2018. Partly sunny today with temps reaching 21c.

After breakfast and a shower the idea is to make a revisit to the prehistoric museum. I was about 80% of the way through the main two museums and my Canon T3i and the phone battery were low.  Additionally, if you read the post where I was testing the quality of photographs between the LG G4 smartphone and the Cannon T3i,  you will understand the other reasons I am returning to this expansive museum. My aim today is to finish the third floor of the main museum and then see if I can get through the other two museums which are located in a courtyard in the back of the Prehistoric museum main building.

I was eager to go. I wanted to get through the Prehistoric museum of Valencia and visit one other site that is close to it.

I arrived right at 1000 when the museum opened. in the front were many schoolgirls in uniforms, which apparently were going to take a guided tour of the museum. I managed to get into the museum first. I paid my 2 euro and checked my backpack. As I checked in the backpack, the museum becomes full with children, all waiting to go on the tour. The museum lobby went from a quiet area to much chatter. I simply laughed and decided to go up to the third floor immediately. The tours start to move and I am happy that I am heading up to the top, so I can get photos free of much other people traffic…… Uh oh. As I head up to the third floor at least two tours of children are headed my way. LOL. Oh well. It is a free country.

I decided to go within the room of Rome.  Yesterday I arrived here and the Canon T3i battery died and the LG G4 phone was screaming at me for low battery.

The doorway that leads to Rome exhibit within the Prehistoric museum located in Valencia Spain.
The doorway that leads to Rome exhibit within the Prehistoric museum located in Valencia Spain.

Today I am armed to the teeth with batteries. I decided to use the LG G4 smartphone for these photographs. Should the need for me to shoot more wide angles, I could go down to the main floor and take my Canon T3i.

Immediately within the doors, very close are many items of roman culture. These appear to be recovered from a ship wreck.

Roman clay pottery on display within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain
Roman clay pottery on display within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

This winding path was very interesting. In a surprise, I noticed some old ancient Roman coins. There were two displays. The problem shooting these displays is that a sliding magnifying glass was in the way. I had to shoot both display cases in two shots. I will attempt to sew these together when I get home.

The First Roman coin case, part 1 located within the prehistoric museum of Valencia Spain
The First Roman coin case, part 1 located within the prehistoric museum of Valencia Spain
The First Roman coin case, part 1 located within the prehistoric museum of Valencia Spain
The First Roman coin case, part 2 located within the prehistoric museum of Valencia Spain.

I am a collector of coins, and I was very thrilled to see all of these. But for coins, this was JUST the beginning.   I will try to keep myself from adding many photos of coins. I share most of them with the coin people located at www.conecaonline.org . I have well over over 50 photos of coins that were located within the walls of this Prehistoric Museum located in Valencia Spain.

A Roman statue surprises me around a corner within the Prehistoric Museum located in Valencia, Spain
A Roman statue surprises me around a corner within the Prehistoric Museum located in Valencia, Spain.

Moving on throughout the museum, I will highlight some of the more impressive photographs of items that I have seen.  Remember, this museum is massive and it has three floors. The photographs will not be in any specific order, but I hope you enjoy some of the finds within the Prehistoric Museum located in Valencia, Spain.

Ancient coin minting process located within the walls of the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
Ancient coin minting process located within the walls of the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A bust sculpture located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A bust sculpture located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
Three small statues located in a special green room within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain
Three small statues located in a special green room within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
One of many ceramic/clay pottery that was reconstructed for display in the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
One of many ceramic/clay pottery that was reconstructed for display in the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

 

A variety of what appear to be shipping containers within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain
A variety of what appear to be shipping containers within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain

 

A timeline of skulls located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A timeline of skulls located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

 

A massive five foot urn located on the lower level of the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain
A massive five foot urn located on the lower level of the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain

 

Ancient collection of what appears to be of Egyptian culture located in the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
Ancient collection of what appears to be of Egyptian culture located in the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A stone tablet with an ancient inscription located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

 

Some early jewelry artifcats located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
Some early jewelry artifacts located within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

 

A series of ancient bowls some with fitted tops within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A series of ancient bowls some with fitted tops within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

 

Early figurines-spin on a carousel on the lower level of the prehistoric museum-located in Valencia Spain
Early figurines-spin on a carousel on the lower level of the prehistoric museum-located in Valencia Spain.

 

A display of old TV's showing static scenes of early Valencia, Spain
A display of horse cart holding old TV’s showing static scenes of early Valencia, Spain.

As I was about to go downstairs and depart the prehistoric museum, I noticed on coin sitting on a book. It looked quite detailed. I took a photograph of this coin and then simply said ‘Wow”. The details I viewed of this coin on the LG G4 smartphone were amazing.

An ancient coin sits on parchment within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain
An ancient coin sits on parchment within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain

I turn and see a female guard who was here the first day. She looks at my phone and I let her see the great details of this coin. I then start up google translate to tell her of this coin, and how it would be my dream to own a small fraction of what coins are displayed throughout the museum. Her response was classic. She stated “You can never put a price on such things as this. It is a history of heritage”.  She pointed me to one last massive treasure of old ancient coins.

A large horde of ancient coins within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, SpainA large horde of ancient coins within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.

I thanked the guard, and proceeded down stairs. I collected by items that were checked in and I said goodbye to the lady behind the information counter. She spoke fluent English which helped me out a lot. I told her of my pleasure of seeing all the ancient coins, and she handed me a brochure. I thanked her once more pondered what I wanted to do with the rest of the day. It was only 1230.

My mind was telling to go to another site that was close. Tomorrow is Saturday March 10, 2018 and in Valencia, Spain they are calling for rain and possible Thunderstorms in the afternoon.

So I went out to the museum courtyard and took a seat. I pulled up google maps and decided to walk another 900+ meters to the ancient Cathedral of Valencia.

My feet were feeling the effects of the walking over the last few days. I take my left shoe off and thought of my sore toe. The walking was tolerable, about a mile or more a day.  I immediately chuckled, shook my head and said to myself,  at least I feel better than what I saw in the museum !

A reconstruction of a skeleton of a small child within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
A reconstruction of a skeleton of a small child within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
An ancient sculpture of a foot within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain.
An ancient sculpture of a foot within the prehistoric museum located in Valencia, Spain. My toes aren’t as back and blue as these. LOL.

I hope you enjoyed the photos of the Prehistoric Museum located in Valencia, Spain. Everyday I will try to post one or two more sites that I will see while I am here.

Standby for another Day 4 post featuring the artwork and design of the Valencia Cathedral.