Le Navi Antiche di Pisa

Pisa’s Ancient Ships

Twenty years have passed since the outskirts of Pisa,  in a yard of the State Railways, was discovered one of the più rich and complex archaeological sites of the century. Along a vanished river bed, they overlapped over Thirty wrecks of ancient vessels, overwhelmed by several floods in about a thousand years of history (from the third century. BC to the seventh century AD.), As well as thousands of artifacts in the extraordinary state of preservation. Laborious excavations and complex renovations have finally found the conclusion in a new museum exhibition: The Ancient Ships of Pisa opened to the public last June 16 at the Arsenals Medicei.

L’ exposure in almost 5000 square meters divided into eight theme rooms, tells the story of the cityà Pisa from step Etruscan and Roman up all’ arrival of the Lombards. The focusè dedicated to the cityà relationship; with the’ water and the catastrophic floods; two spans of the arsenals are occupied by’ full exposure of ships, in particular’ Alkedo , boat rowing from recreational età Augustan, to deepen with sections devoted to navigation techniques, to life on board, all’ clothing, baggage, up to eating habits, cults and superstitions.


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L.no Ranieri Simonelli, 16
16561 Pisa


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