MUSEO INTERDISCIPLINARE DI ENNA

 
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The Museum presents the forms of life in the area, suggesting the story of the forms of contact of cultures between Sicani / Siculi and Greeks, that territory that will later be defined as umbilicus Siciliae for its function as a hub between different parts of the island. The exhibits allow you to see the results of the first contacts with the Chalcidian colonies of the east coast; the grave goods show the social environment with a class of warriors imbued with Greek culture and local women of rank. We see sanctuaries in which Greek-type cults are also practiced by locals, such as the sanctuary of Demeter Hennaia, which had such importance throughout antiquity.

 

The display of various sites in the area presents the archaeology of the Enna area, with particular reference to the Greek age, when various human settlements were transformed from a social, cultural and economic point of view, under the influence of the Greek cities of the coastal area. In the area of Lake Pergusa, the Hellenised Sicilian settlement of Cozzo Matrice, with sacred areas dating from the 6th-5th centuries BC, allows us to see cultural aspects of the period. The grave goods from Rossomanno, from the 7th century B.C. onwards, show a series of important objects, such as metal jewellery of local tradition, but also valuable objects such as Greek ceramics and scarabs of oriental workmanship, providing a picture of the material culture, but also of the rites, beliefs and aristographies of this society, which was being transformed in contact with contributions from different races and ethnic groups. Funerary furnishings from Agira, Assoro, Cerami and Pietraperzia provide an insight into the material culture of these settlements in the Greek era.

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