Zalău County Museum

The County Museum of History and Art (Romanian: Muzeul Județean de Istorie și Artă) is a museum in Zalău, Romania, established in 1951.[1]

Zalău County Museum of History and Art
Muzeul Judeţean de Istorie şi Artă
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Front entrance of the County Museum
Zalău County Museum is located in Romania
Zalău County Museum
Location within Romania
Established1951 (1951)
LocationZalău, Romania
Coordinates47°10′55″N 23°03′06″E / 47.182042°N 23.051805°E / 47.182042; 23.051805Coordinates: 47°10′55″N 23°03′06″E / 47.182042°N 23.051805°E / 47.182042; 23.051805

Archaeologists from the museum took part in excavations in the region. In 2015, a stone sarcophagus was discovered during restoration of a sacred area at Porolissum. The find was unusual because the sarcophagus was not in the cemetery that had been previously excavated. The sarcophagus contains skeletal remains of a young peron, and the limestone lid has carvings that were common in Roman times. A hole in the lid suggests that the grave was robbed in antiquity.[2]


  1. ^ "Muzeul Județean de Istorie și Artă". (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Un sarcofag roman a fost descoperit în complexul arheologic Porolissum, o fostă tabără militară din timpul războaielor daco-romane ale lui Traian". (in Romanian). July 28, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2016.