The National Archaeological Museum Of Adria
The national archaeological museum of Adria preserves artifacts from pre-Roman and Roman archaeological areas discovered around the city. The purpose of the National Archaeological Museum of Adria is to enhance the archaeological heritage of the city. The Greek and Etruscan center of the ancient city of Adria, founded at the beginning of the 6th century BC, was located in correspondence with the southern sector of the present city, while the necropolis extended to the south, east and north. Main part of the museum is today formed by the collection of the Bocchi family: their discoveries began between the 18th and 19th centuries, later enriched by the numerous discoveries that have taken place between the 1900s and more recent years. They brought the archaeological importance of Adria to the attention of the scientific community at national and international level. The characteristics of daily life, funerary rituals, the passage to the Roman era and the Roman imperial phase are reported in the national archaeological museum of Adria, with particular attention to its characteristic as a multi-ethnic city, true centre of different traditions, languages, culture and religious issues. Among the major works there are the numerous finds of Attic pottery with black and red figures or the precious finds from the necropolis: famous is the so-called Tomba della Biga, found in 1938 and datable to the third century BC, containing the remains of three horses and a wagon. Also, the showcase of Roman glass is spectacular, where freehand and matrix blown glass, with polychrome ribbons, murrini, lattice and carving are enhanced through computerized lighting management.