MUSEO “PALAZZO PANITTERI” – SAMBUCA

 
Dettaglio di un vaso greco

The Archaeological Museum at Palazzo Panitteri tells the story of the archaeological research carried out by the Agrigento Superintendency from 1967-68. The itinerary includes two sectors dedicated, respectively, to residential, cultural and public interest contexts (sector A) and to the Necropolis (sector B). After a description of the site (introductory room), in the 'Fortifications and Acropolis' room (or room 1), the materials from the tests carried out along the circuit of walls and those found on the summit plateau or 'Acropolis' are displayed.The Archaeological Museum of Palazzo Panitteri narrates the archaeological research carried out by the Agrigento Superintendency from 1967-68. The itinerary includes two sectors dedicated, respectively, to residential, cultural and public interest contexts (sector A) and to the Necropolis (sector B). After a description of the site (introductory room), the 'Fortifications and Acropolis' room (or room 1) displays materials from the tests carried out along the circuit of walls and those found on the summit plateau or 'Acropolis'.

 

The artefacts on display tell the story of the indigenous settlement (7th century B.C./mid-6th century B.C.), the Greek city (mid-6th century B.C./end-5th century B.C.), the Punic reconstruction of the 4th century B.C. and the Roman siege in the first half of the 3rd century B.C. This is followed by rooms 2 and 3 with finds from the residential, public and cultic facilities located in the Terraces to the west of the summit and dating mainly from the 4th and first half of the 3rd century BC. The objects on display here document daily and religious life. Room 4 continues with the exhibition of material from private dwellings and public buildings. This is followed by finds from the artisanal complex known as the Fattoria and the Sanctuary dedicated to the Chthonic Deities (Room 5), while Room 6 is devoted to architectural elements brought to light on the site. The right wing of the museum complex is reserved for the Necropolis with grave goods from the 6th and 5th centuries BC (rooms 7-8) and from the 4th century BC. (rooms 7-8) and the IV/III century BC. (room 9).

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