Atina Archeological Museum
The museum is located in an elegant classic style building in the historic center of Atina, home of the former elementary school donated in 1928 to citizenship by the Podestà Giuseppe Visocchi. Today the building houses the museum on the first floor and the municipal library in the basement; In the lower floor there are, instead, the finds warehouse, the conference room, the educational classroom, the photographic and restoration laboratory.
The exhibition path winds into five large rooms, which welcome materials referable to a chronological arch between the VIII sec. B.C. And the late Middle Ages, coming from the Atinate territory and other municipalities of the valley, in particular by the necropolis of Ominimorti to San Biagio Saracinisco and the Italian sanctuary of Casale Pescarolo to Casalvieri. The preparation of the museum follows a predominantly topographic criterion, with finds organized for areas of discovery or by collections of origin. In the entrance hall, a moneteer and a lapidarium are set up, with precious epigraphs of Roman age from the municipal area, which allow you to relive the traditions, history and society of Atina Romana. In the first room there is a funerary lion from the Roman era and the pre-relieved necropolis kits found in 2002 in Via dei Sanniti in Atina.
The second and fourth hall host the funerary kits coming from three distinct necropolis located in the area of Monte Santa Croce in San Biagio Saracinisco, datable between the VII and the V sec. B.C. And between IV and the III century. B.C. The collection consists mainly of pre-Roman ceramics in a dough, such as the "alfedena" ribbed amphorets and ovoid oils attributable to the archaic culture of the valley of the Liri, together with Jugs (Oinochoai) in purified clay and in buchero, documenting commercial penetration of the Etruscans in this interior area of southern Lazio, attracted by the richness of the metallic fields of Monte Meta. The lively pre-relieved local metallurgical tradition is evidenced by the numerous weapons in iron and bronze (spear tips and Javelin leads) and from accessories of the warrior equipment, such as embossed bronze lamin belts or iron bites in iron.