MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO REGIONALE DI AIDONE

 
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Il Museo presenta l’antica città di Morgantina, centro indigeno ellenizzato che ebbe il periodo di massima fioritura in età ellenistica, per la sua posizione all’ estremità dell’ “impero” di Ierone II di Siracusa. Nel I secolo d.C. la città decade. La grande importanza archeologica si deve alla condizione di città abbandonata, che quindi non è stata sottoposta a modifiche per la continuità di vita.

 

Recent years have seen the recovery of important works, excavated by predators in the late 1970s and early 1980s and illegally sold abroad: the acroliths from Demetra e Kore (late 6th century BC - marble head, hands, feet of the pair of statues, whose bodies were made of another material); the silver treasure (3rd century BC - probably the city's silverware, in use at official banquets in the prytaneion. When the Romans attacked in 211 BC, they were hidden by the citizen Eupolemos); the statue of the goddess, Demeter or Kore (around 420 BC - Pseudo-acrolithic statue, with bare marble parts and limestone drapery); the head of Hades (late 4th century BC - painted terracotta, probably part of Hades and Kore). The exhibition presents the protohistoric settlement and the Sicilian Hellenised settlement at Cittadella, the necropolis, various themes related to the Hellenistic settlement.

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