Archeological Museum of the Province of western Lucania
Founded in 1957 following particularly rich and significant finds made during excavations at Sala Consilina e Padula (around 1,500 tombs), this museum offers ample documentation of the arc of time between proto-history to the Roman epoch, in the Vally of the Diano river. The chronology of the funerary furnishings begins in the ninth century B.C., with bi-conical urns used to contain ashes, covered with a large shallow bowl for deceased women, or sometims with a helmet for exclusively male interments. The burial objects show gender-determined differences: women were accompanied by bronze ornamental objects, glass or amber beads, and utensils linked to the arts of weaving and embroidering, while men were buried with bronze blades and weapons. The ash-containers were deposited in square-shaped pits, lined with stones, or in wells. Around the middle of the eighth century B.C., in the necropolis of Sala Consilina, a radical change occurred, both in the composition of the funerary items, and in the layout of the sepulchres. Autore dei testi:Matilde Romito con la collaborazione di Silvia PacificoTraduzioni e voci:Italiano – voce Matilde Romito - Editing audio Associazione Culturale PrismaInglese – traduzione e voce Erich Nicholson - Studio Pippolaticomusic di Luca BechelliImmagini:Tutte le immagini sono di proprietà della Provincia di Salerno, autore Gaetano Guida
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