Massimo Pallottino National Archaeological Museum
The Museum, located inside the Frederick castle of Melfi , presents the important archaeological documentation found in the Vulture-Melfese area. The funerary objects that have returned to the Archaic age have returned refined Daunian ceramics with geometric decoration, bronze armor, precious ornaments in silver, gold and amber as well as bronze vases of both Greek and Etruscan production. IV-III century BC including Magna Graecia red-figure ceramics and monumental polychrome decorated vases with applied figures, of Canosian production, found in Lavello (the ancient Forentum). The Roman phase is documented by an exceptional 2nd century AD marble sarcophagus with relief decoration, referable to workshops in Asia Minor which has the deceased "sleeper" on the lid and Roman gods and heroes on the side plates framed in niches.