APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Armento - Archaeological Area

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At present not open to the public, due to restorations undertaken by the Monuments and Fine Arts Board of Basilicata.

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In Serra Lustrante, Armento, site which is in the middle of the Agri Valley, an important sacred area has developed from the second half of the IV century B.C.; it has a Sanctuary dedicated to Heracles, whose importance quickly rose to a regional level. Right from the beginning of the XIX century, in the whole internal basin of the rivers Agri and Sinni, the ‘Regio Museo di Napoli’ (Naples Royal Museum) started many excavations directed by local civil servants or influential local people, often in consultation with great collectors or European museums. Amongst the most important finds in the Armento site, the most famous ones date back to 1814, as the golden crown of Kritonios and the bronze statue of the kneeling Satyr, both kept now in the museum in Munich. Other important objects, among which a suit of anatomical armour and several bronze vases, were found in 1844.


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