The National Etruscan Museum And Necropolis
The National Etruscan Museum and Necropolis is located in the city of Chiusi in the province of Siena. The Museum was founded in 1871 and opened in 1901. Inside are preserved the archaeological finds from the Bronze Age to the Lombard with particular attention to the Etruscan period. The collection includes funerary inscriptions, memorial stones and statues that come from the gens grave At the Via Cassia. The territorial section houses the finds from excavations in the area of Petriolo and the necropolis of the area with funerary objects of the third century B.C. .. Among the most precious exhibits stand out in marble and alabaster urns. Certainly very rich is the Lombard art section with various buckles, weapons and jewelry. The museum includes two Etruscan tombs: the Lion and that of the Pilgrim. The Tomb of the Pilgrim is full of urns and sarcophagi perfectly preserved. They are part of visiting the graves path 3 km away from the museum, such as the Tomb of the Monkey, with wall paintings cycle, and the Tomb of the Hill. The museum offers several ways to visit with educational workshops and in-depth courses for schools of all levels. Also available is a Guide APP to visit the Museum and the Kids Guide for toddlers.