Established in 1958 as “Pietro lots” Antiquarium, the Civic Museum of Ischia di Castro was redesigned in 2005 and is set in accordance with a provision of educational materials that follows a chronological path, from prehistory to the Renaissance.
Among the most interesting findings include: the Flint implements and decorative art from the Paleolithic cave specimens of Settecannelle.
Of major importance for the uniqueness of the collection, sculpture collection of Etruscan necropolis of Castro; This is nenfro statues dating from the sixth century. b.c., well-rounded, made that play with a very refined technique figures of fantastic animals. The Etruscan civilization, as well as an extremely rare example of a wooden coffin, is widely documented by kneading and vases bucchero, decorated according to their tastes and techniques of the different periods, from the archaic period to the Hellenistic age. The Roman period refer the remains back to light in the villa rustica of Selvicciola.
From the necropolis found in the same locality originate some funerary objects, male and female, with weapons, personal ornaments and everyday objects.
The medieval period is evidenced by carvings already belonged to the Cathedral of s. Savino di Castro and six frescoes of the thirteenth century, coming from the charming Hermitage of Page Count. Retrieved from the main square of the destroyed city of Castro, exposes capitals and moldings of buildings designed by Antonio da Sangallo the younger.
The exhibition closes with a showcase of medieval pottery found in the “throw“ of the Palazzo Farnese in Ischia di Castro.
Civic Archaeological Museum
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