MANOR - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto

The Museum

Archaeological Museum contains material of più recent discovery in the cityà and in the territory; therefore it constitutes, along with the Museum of the Faina Foundation, on the opposite side of the Piazza del Duomo, a synthesis of archaeological knowledge about Orvieto. The halls of the museum collect, according to a topographical and roughly chronological order, the materials recovered during searches in the necropolis and shrines near the cityà Orvieto, as well asé All the finds as a result of work carried out in urban areas, thus making it a powerful tool for knowledge of realityà social and cultural development of one of the più centers; rich and important of’ Etruria.

In the main room are presented ancient materials and new discovery from the northern necropolis of  the Crucified del Tufo. Notable some funerary objects, rich in objects, whether imported, is produced locally, such as buccheri.

The adjoining room contains some outfits recovered during the excavation in the necropolis of  Porano , one of the smaller towns that stood in the city's crownà on the cliff. The burials are of high level and in some cases have been embellished with wall paintings, among the few examples of such artistic expression, at least in’ inner northern Etruria. In an adjoining environment it is proposed the reconstruction of the two Golini tombs, found at the end of’ nineteenth century, whose paintings, detached from the walls of the tombs, for obvious reasons of safety and correct preservation, have been rearranged according to the original positions.


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Piazza del Duomo
05018 Orvieto


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