Archaeological area of Serra di Vaglio

Archaeological Area of Serra di Vaglio

Archaeological area located on a natural acropolis at 1000 above sea level dominating the Basento valley. The site is related to an indigenous settlement frequented starting from the eighth century. BC Between the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 5th century BC the organization of the urban space is articulated along a main road, which runs east-west, paved with large paving stones and intersected by narrow perpendicular streets, overlooked by the housing. The contemporary necropolis has returned funerary equipment with Greek-type figured ceramics, gold and amber jewelry and Greek-type armor. These are the burials of those Basileis (kings), mentioned by ancient sources. From the first half of the 4th century the system of the town of the Lucanian age was established, frequented until the first twenty-five years of the 3rd century BC, characterized by monumental fortifications in square blocks and access doors to the city. Inside the walls it is possible to visit living quarters that overlap those built in the sixth century BC. An important experience in experimental archeology that has allowed one of these buildings to be completely reconstructed with ancient techniques is worth noting.


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Vaglio Basilicata
85010 Vaglio Serra


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