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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venosa
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venosa

Venosa, Italy

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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venosa

Venosa, Italy

The Museum

The museum, housed in the basements of the Aragonese castle built in 1470 by Pirro del Balzo, is dedicated in particular to the Latin colony of Venusia, founded in 291 BC. The most ancient phases of the presence of man in the territory of Venosa are illustrated, witnessed by the fragment of the femur of homo erectus (about 300,000 years ago), among the oldest found in Europe. Coins, elements of architectural decoration, ceramics allow to define and follow the political and cultural history of the Roman city until the later stages. In the epigraphic section there is a collection of funerary and public inscriptions, the latter documenting important works created by magistrates of Venusia. Interesting is the collection of stones inscribed in the Oscan language, which, in the nearby Bantia (Banzi), during the first century BC. they composed an ausplical templum: an open, consecrated space, where the auspices were drawn through the flight of birds. Epigraphs and figured arcosolia bear witness to the appropriation of an important Jewish community which, between the 4th and 9th centuries AD, buries its dead in catacombs close to the Christian ones.

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Contact

Polo Museale della Basilicata
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venosa

Piazza Castello
85029, Venosa

Opening hours

    MON 9:00 - 20:00

    TUE 14:00 - 20:00

    WED 9:00 - 20:00

    THU 9:00 - 20:00

    FRI 9:00 - 20:00

    SAT 9:00 - 20:00

    SUN 9:00 - 20:00

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