One afternoon last week, we went to the Archeological Museum of Bologna. I think I've mentioned that Mike is into the museum scene more than I am, but I enjoy going, too. . . . usually. . . . maybe. In all honesty, I'm not wild going to the archeological museums. But, I go when he wants to go.
A bit of background: Bologna's been around since 1000 BC, and it was the capital of the Etruscan world of Etruria. In 1869 or so, scholars started an archeological dig and found Etruscan tombs and Greek and Roman artifacts. Over the years, the museum has added to its collection and has Egyptian artifacts included, too.
While I was waiting for Mike, I found a courtyard filled with "ancient" Greek and Roman plaques. Of course, I think that they are probably plaster casts of the originals since they were a little too perfect and within reach of the public.