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The Archaeological Museum opening hours: morning 8:30 to 12:30; afternoon 15:30 -18.00.During the  months of June, July, August: morning 8:30 to 12:30; afternoon 16:00 to 6:30 p.m..
The width of the spaces allows the articulation of the new exhibition in three distinct sections: Prehistory, Classical Age, Medieval Age. Prehistory. The prehistoric section, dedicated to the scholar from  Nicastro Dario Leone, documents the human presence in Calabria since  ancient times. In the  display cases  are exhibited of the oldest tools used by early Palaeolithic hunters who inhabited the region. On display are also  the signs of the presence of Neolithic farmers on  the Plains of  Lametia (Maida, Acconia, St. Peter Lametino), from 7500 years ago. Classical Age. The oldest archaeological evidence of the Greek period, sporadic, but interesting, belong to the seventh century BC and it  consists of pottery fragments, collected in places Sansinato, Lamezia- Catanzaro isthmus, which witnesses the use of the isthmus as a communication route shorter and more comfortable between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian. The display cases  of the classical section illustrate mainly the archaeological discoveries, inscriptions and coin related to Terina, beautiful sub-colony of Croton, whose urban reality has been identified in the area of ​​Santa Eufemia Vetere, where since 1997 the Superintendence of Calabria conducts systematic research. Medieval Age. The medieval section so far mainly devoted to the Castle of Nicastro, of Norman origins, is enriched by the findings of the Abbey of St. Mary of St. Euphemia found  during an archaeological campaign in 2006. In the  display cases of the Castle you can see a selection of the most significant material found during the archaeological excavations conducted by the Archaeological Superintendence of Calabria from 1993 onwards. The choice of pieces, placed in the cases , in accordance with a strictly chronological criteria , intends to witness  the settlement  in the fortress of a continuous presence from the Byzantine and Norman to the  modern age. Other cases display the results of the investigations carried on by the  Benedictine Abbey of Santa Eufemia, built between 1062 and 1065 by Robert Guiscard on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine monastery, with a sampling of ceramic fragments recovered with the recent excavations and  the exposure of other finds from the Abbey.

Il Museo Archeologico Lametino

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