The Provincial Archaeological Museum of Potenza is situated in the district of Santa Maria. The museum was created to protect, preserve and promote the archaeological heritage of the Province of Potenza. The museum spaces retain the findings from different areas of Basilicata, with particular reference to Metaponto area. The Museum's exhibits are arranged on two floors and are grouped in chronological and topographical order. On the ground floor is the collection that includes objects from excavations of the Basin of Atella and Oliveto Lucano. In particular, the installation presents a reworking of the Lucan story. The first and second floor houses the finds from the period between the Paleolithic Age and the Roman era. Of great historical importance are certainly: the bronze Corinthian helmet found in Vaglio in 1291; crockery Metaponto and statuettes of Monticchio. A museum display section is also dedicated to contemporary art with works by the artist Giuseppe Antonello Leone. Leo is a surrealist artist who collected the rocks and reworked them into aesthetic sense, ironic and ethical. The museum now houses cultural events, conferences, seminars and exhibitions that go back to archeology and ancient city's history.

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Via Ciccotti , 18
85100 Potenza


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