APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Melfi - National Archaeological Museum

Info
Via Castello
Tel. 0972 238726 - Fax. 0972 238726
Open: daily 9:00-20:00, on Mondays 14:00-20:00
Closed: on Monday mornings, on 25/12, 01/01 and 01/05
Admission: € 2.50 full ticket, € 1.25 discount ticket (ages 18-25), free for under 18 and over 65
Note well: the museum is located inside the castle

The ‘Museo Nazionale del Melfese’ (Melfi National Museum) occupies three halls on the ground floor of the Norman-Swabian Castle.

Several archaeological finds are kept in it. There are finds concerning local populations of the Prehistoric Age, of the Roman, Byzantine and Norman periods.

In the tower, near the entrance, the ‘Sarcofago di Rapolla’ (Rapolla Sarcophagus) is kept. It is a wonderful work made by an artisan from Asia Minor.

The first hall collects finds of the Prehistoric Age, such as daggers, grindstones, and decorated ceramics found in tombs in the area and dating back to the V-IV millennium, but also materials of the Bronze Age from a village called ‘Toppo d’Aguzzo’.

In the second hall there are two funerary outfits, from two princely tombs, composed by decorated amber, silver fibulae, golden reels, but also bronze and iron weapons, and clay and bronze pottery.


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Armento

Atella

Avigliano

Brienza

Calvello

Campomaggiore

Grumento Nova

Lagonegro

Laurenzana

Lauria

Maratea

Marsico Nuovo

Melfi

Montemurro

Muro Lucano

Palazzo San Gervasio

Pietrapertosa

Potenza

Rapolla

Rionero in Vulture-Monticchio

Ripacandida

Rivello

Rotonda

San Chirico Raparo

San Paolo Albanese

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