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Area archeologica di Rossano di Vaglio

Vaglio Basilicata, Italy

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Area archeologica di Rossano di Vaglio

Vaglio Basilicata, Italy

Area Archeologica di Rossano di Vaglio

The archaeological area contains an important Lucan federal sanctuary, located in a wooded area near a spring and dedicated to Mefite, the Oscan goddess characterized by the power to heal with water. In the 2nd century BC the sacred area is the subject of an impressive restructuring, linked to the Roman presence in the territory, and remains active until the first half of the 1st century AD. The numerous inscriptions found in it that present writing in the Oscan language document a strong identity connotation of the Lucan community. The sacred complex consists of a churchyard, a large area paved with large irregular stone slabs, at the center of which is the so-called "altar". Around the churchyard there are a series of rooms that bear traces of the restructuring and monumentalization of the Roman age. Central is the role of water, an element linked to the Lucanian divinity, as a symbol of purification and fertility and wealth; in the churchyard the drainage channel for the spring waters captured and led to the sacred area is preserved. Also significant are the hydraulic works of the Roman age for the outflow of water that characterize some of the environments outside the churchyard. The recent investigations conducted by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Basilicata have made it possible to better understand the phase of attendance of the Lucanian age with the discovery of a large wall that delimited the sacred area towards the valley, obliterated in one of the subsequent monumental phases. and restructuring of the sacred area due to the continuous landslides that have affected the area since ancient times.

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Direzione Regionale Musei Basilicata
Area archeologica di Rossano di Vaglio

Area archeologica
85010, Vaglio Basilicata

Opening hours

    June - August

    MON 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    TUE 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    WED 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    THU 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    FRI 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    SAT 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

    SUN 9:30 - 13:30 / 15:30 - 18:30

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