Artqueología, Tusculum, Villa Adriana y Testaccio

20 de enero al 29 febrero de 2004

Organización:Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Instituto Cervantes de Roma y Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (CSIC)

Colección de fotografías actuales realizadas por Robés acerca de las excavaciones arqueológicas españolas en Roma y sus alrededores.

Herencia del Pasado

La Herencia del Pasado II: últimas adquisiciones del Museo Arqueológico Nacional (2002 y 2003)

Organización: Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes, Ministerio de Cultura

Junio – 22 de Agosto de 2004

An exhibition featuring over 150 pieces acquired by the Spanish government and assigned to the National Archaeological Museum in 2002 and 2003. The pieces included pottery, sculptures, coins and musical instruments ranging from prehistory to the Early Modern Era. The purpose of the exhibition was to show visitors the latest acquisitions that had been made to complement the museum’s existing collections.


Pintia. Cotidiana y simbólica

Organización: Universidad de Valladolid

28 de enero a 15 de junio de 2004

Celtic peoples, and the Vaccaei culture in particular, occupied a vast area of the region of Castile-León and helped to forge the identity of the central part of the Douro basin. One of the towns that emerged between the fifth century BC and the beginning of the Common Era was Pintia (Valladolid). This selection of archaeological materials shed light on the daily activities, ideological changes and social differences that unfolded in the town from its origins to the Visigothic period

naturaleza vegetal

La naturaleza vegetal en el antiguo Mediterráneo



This selection of objects offered different insights into man’s relationship with nature, perceived as sacred in Antiquity and transmitted time and time again through cultural metaphors and symbols.

La Antropología

¿Qué hacemos con nuestros huesos? La Antropología al servicio de la Arqueología

Organización: Asociación Española de Paleopatología

1 abril - 30 mayo de 2004

Featuring a variety of bone remains from different archaeological sites, this exhibition showed visitors the important ways in which anthropologists contribute to our knowledge of archaeology and history by recovering information about cultures and civilisations of the past.


Liberalismo y romanticismo

Liberalismo y romanticismo en tiempos de Isabel II

Organización: Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales y Patrimonio Nacional

21 abril - 6 junio

Comprising approximately 250 pieces (including pictures, sculptures, engravings, photographs and books), this exhibition explored the principal political, economic and cultural characteristics of the reign of Isabella II, founder of the National Archaeological Museum.


Ajedrez: Maravillas en marfil


Junio – 1 agosto de 2004

This exhibition featured assorted ivory chess sets chosen for their exquisite craftsmanship and historical importance. These sets, from such diverse locations as China, India, Russia and Europe, spanned a timeframe from the Middle Ages to the 19th century and clearly demonstrated the importance and value attached to chess through the ages, particularly among the nobility, aristocracy and clergy.


Torredonjimeno: Tesoro, Monarquía y Liturgia


6 mayo - 3 octubre de 2004

This was the first opportunity to see the complete Visigothic hoard of Torredonjimeno (Jaén) since it was discovered in 1926. It also offered visitors a unique chance to learn more about the little-known history of Andalusia during nearly three hundred years of Visigothic rule.

tumba de Tutmosis III

La tumba de Tutmosis III. Las horas oscuras del sol

Organización: Ministerio de Cultura y Fundación Santander Central Hispano

22 de septiembre a 22 de noviembre de 2004

A life-size replica of the burial chamber of the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmose III, the original of which is located in the Valley of the Kings. The exhibition also featured pieces from the museum’s collection related to Ancient Egyptian funerary beliefs and to the deities of the Amduat, the book that tells of the sun god Re’s journey through the underworld in his boat during the 12 hours of night, whose texts first appeared in the burial chamber of the tomb of Thutmose III


Por tierras del románico


28 de septiembre - 31 de octubre de 2005

A selection of photographs by Jorge Sánchez allowed visitors to follow the Way of Saint James from the Pyrenees to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, making a detour through the provinces of Segovia, Ávila and Guadalajara to discover other Romanesque monuments.


Complutum, la ciudad de las ninfas

Organización: Ministerio de Cultura y Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares

15 de octubre de 2004 a 9 de enero de 2005

A virtual reconstruction of the Roman city of Complutum (Alcalá de Henares), featuring both material and cultural elements (urban planning, architecture and material culture), in the galleries dedicated to the Roman world.

Luces de peregrinación

Luces de peregrinación

Organización: Consellería de Cultura e Comunicación Social e Turismo de la Xunta de Galicia, con la colaboración de otras entidades.


  • Museo Arqueológico Nacional. 20 de diciembre de 2004 a 14 de marzo de 2005
  • Museo Diocesano de Santiago de Compostela. 7 de abril a 23 de mayo de 2004

An ample array of pieces from different Spanish museums evoked the importance of the Way of Saint James in this exhibition that marked the beginning of the Jacobean Year 2004 in Madrid.
The display highlighted the enormous cultural value that was attached to the Way of the Saint James and Jacobean culture in general, with pieces from the north of Spain and others that were brought by pilgrims from different western countries. The exhibits’ chronology ranged from the ninth century, when the Asturian monarchy founded the apostolic shrine, to the 19th century.

vaso griego

El vaso griego y sus destinos

20 de diciembre de 2004 a 28 de febrero de 2005

Organización: Subdirección General de Promoción de las Bellas Artes, Ministerio de Cultura

This exhibition examined the history and surprising fates of Greek vases through the ages, from the workshops where they were made to satisfy the needs of the day to their current location in our modern museums. Over the years, and most notably between the 18th and 20th centuries, they have been accorded different values and meanings, but they have never failed to fascinate the various cultures that have used them.