VILLAGGIO PREISTORICO DI FILICUDI

 
Villaggio preistorico

VILLAGGIO PREISTORICO MONTAGNOLA DI CAPO GRAZIANO E MUSEO – FILICUDI

The village was built starting from 1700 BC. when, for reasons of defense and security, the inhabitants of the plain moved to the Montagnola di Capo Graziano 174 meters high. It was first inhabited by the people of Capo Graziano, then after 1500 B.C. by the Sicilian people of Thapsos-Milazzese.

The 27 dwellings are small, oval in shape and partially underground, in order to fit into the confined space. Some of the rooms were used for storage, others have benches made of stone slabs. Important finds of Aegean pottery attest to contacts with Mycenaean merchants.

 

MUSEUM (detached section of Luigi Bernabò Brea's Museum)

Located in a typical two-storey Aeolian house, it is divided into two sections: ethno-anthropological on the ground floor and archaeological on the first floor. Numerous objects testify to the material culture of the island between the end of the 19th century and the mid-20th century. In the center of the room, an animal-powered grain mill has been mounted. The archaeological section is divided into three rooms: room I - ceramic artefacts from the prehistoric villages of Filo Braccio and Capo Graziano; room II - Greco-Roman age with epigraphs and a large dolium; rooms III and IV - marine archeology with transport amphorae that are part of the cargo of the wrecks of Filicudi and anchor stocks found on the seabed.

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