The Archaeological Museum of Alicante offers the chance to discover the Etruscan civilisation, one of the historical cultures of the Mediterranean. The exhibition runs from its origins in the 9th century BC to its gradual absorption by the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC.
The Etruscan civilisation preceded the Roman Empire and dominated the Mediterranean coast for centuries. Its absorption by Rome was a slow process and the Romans inherited many of its customs and symbols, above all religious beliefs and daily habits.The exhibition, through more than 150 pieces, traces Etruscan history from its origins and underlines the importance of trade in its development and in the consolidation of its city-states. It analyses its political functioning and social structure to reveal the recognition enjoyed by women, with access to education, social prestige and participation in public events.