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The National Archaeological Museum Of Sarsina

The National Archaeological Museum of Sarsina is among the most ancient Italian museums. Founded in 1890 it has known, century-long life, experiments and transformations, up all'assetto today's full appreciation of the great Roman era tombs that characterized the ancient city of Sarsina. It is located in the center of Sarsina and follows the perimeter of the ancient Roman civitas, known for being the home to the 254 BC in the famous Latin playwright Plautus. All exhibits come from excavations and findings: the collections were gradually formed following the first discoveries of stones and inscriptions, traced from the sixteenth century, the work of scholars and local researchers. In the nineteenth century, and especially in the first part of the '900, date from the systematic excavations in the necropolis on the right bank area of ​​the Savio River that of Bezzo Pian, which led to the discovery of numerous tombs of various sizes, culminating in large mausoleums of Obulacco, Virginio Peto and Rufus. The route runs in seven rooms on the ground floor (dedicated to the nineteenth-century collection, the necropolis and the city) and five rooms in the upper floor (dedicated to prehistory, funerary objects and the city domus). Besides the stars that there are many sculptural exhibits excellent artistic value, but the unique pieces of the collection are the large figurative mosaic floors as the Triumph of Dionysus or drunken Hercules from two major domus of the Roman city. So between objects: a beautiful cup of multicolored glass (miraculously untouched by digging) or the bronze with the Rape of Europa, or the beautiful kits glazed ceramics from dinner table, typical middle-Adriatic area.

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Via Cesio Sabino, 38
47027 Sarsina

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