Lametine Archaeological Museum

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The Lametine Archaeological Museum collects artifacts from surface reconnaissance, excavation campaigns and fortuitous discoveries carried out in the plain of Lamezia, with the aim of reconstructing the millenary history of what was a strategic area on the isthmus route between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian. The Museum has been housed since 2010 on the first floor of the Complex of S. Domenico in Nicastro, a former convent founded between 1506 and 1521, where also the famous philosopher Tommaso Campanella deepened his theological studies.The Museum is divided into three sections: Prehistoric , Classical and Medieval. The Prehistoric Section displays stone tools, ceramic fragments and bone remains dating from the Lower Paleolithic (1.8 million-100,000 years ago) and the Middle Bronze Age (around 1600-1400 BC). In the room there is also a didactic laboratory of experimental archeology with the life-size reconstruction of a furnace for cooking Neolithic vases.The Classical Section includes two rooms. The first exhibits documents on the oldest Greek frequentation of the Lamezia area and on the subsequent foundation of Terina, a colony of Crotone, which scholars locate in the Sant'Eufemia Vetere area. Of notable interest are the treasures of Magna Graecia coins and the epigraphic documents on bronze plates. The second room is dedicated to materials from the Hellenistic period , collected during the archaeological investigations carried out in loc. Iardini di Renda, and the finds from the Roman age. In the Medieval Section , post-classical material is exhibited, dating from the Byzantine age to the 18th century. It comes from the excavations carried out in the church of SS. Forty Martyrs, in the Benedictine Abbey of S. Maria di S. Eufemia and in the Castle of Nicastro.


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Piazzetta San Domenico, 11
88046 Lamezia Terme


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