The National Archaeological Museum of the Camonica Valley
The National Archaeological Museum of the Camonica Valley is located in Cividate Camuno in the middle Valle Camonica, in the province of Brescia. The Museum was inaugurated in 1981 with subsequent extensions in 2010. In 2011 a new exhibition itinerary was created dedicated to the decorations of a domus excavated in the area of the forum. The Museum collects the archaeological heritage of the Roman age coming from the city of Cividate Camuno and from the entire area. The remains of the ancient settlement of the valley are part of the findings: Neolithic traces, remains of terraces and huts from the Copper Age. Here at the end of the 1st century BC, a real Roman city was founded, near the river Oglio. The remains of the theater and amphitheater, the thermal buildings, several private buildings and the necropolis date back to that period. At the foot of the hill of Santo Stefano there was the forensic area where the remains dating back to the Paleolithic were found. The collection is divided into four sections including: the territory, the Roman city, the hall of the heroes and the necropolis. The path is completed with a room dedicated to housing forms in the smaller settlements. In the outdoor garden, however, it is possible to admire large architectural elements also coming from the forum.