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National Museum of Oriental Art
Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Giuseppe Tucci
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National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome.
""National Museum of Oriental Art is located in Rome
National Museum of Oriental Art
Location within Rome
Established 1957 (1957)
Location Via Merulana, 248, 00185 "Rome, "Italy
Type "archaeology, "Art museum
Website www.museorientale.beniculturali.it

The National Museum of Oriental Art (Italian: Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale) was an important museum in "Rome, "Italy, dedicated to the arts of the "Orient, from the "Middle East to "Japan.

In particular, the museum has a notable collection of artifacts from the "Gandhara area. This is due the archaeological missions of the Italian Institute for Middle and Far East (IsMEO) to the Buddhist and protohistoric sites of "Swat, namely the "Butkara Stupa, "Barikot, Panr, Aligrama among others. Other collections include items from the Palace of Mas'ud III and the Buddhist shrine of Tape Sardar at "Ghazni, "Afghanistan, the prehistoric city of Shahr-e Sokhteh, in eastern "Iran, and the art objects from "Nepal, "Tibet and "Ladakh collected by "Giuseppe Tucci on his travels in 1928-1948.

The museum was located in "Via Merulana 248, in the "Rione Esquilino and displays artifacts in 14 rooms. The last one, the Korea room, opened in June 2010. Photographs of the artifacts are allowed on application to the Director of the Museum only.

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