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Museo archeologico regionale di Agrigento

Address : Contrada San Nicola, 12
Province : Agrigento  City : Agrigento
Phone : 0922 401565


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Regional Archaelogical Museum, Agrigent

Regional Archaelogical Museum, Agrigento

The museum is located just outside the town at Contrada San Nicola, with a panoramic view over the Hill of the Temples. This area has recently been identified as the site of the upper agora of the ancient city and there are archaeological and architectural remains to be seen.
 
The museum is housed in a complex of buildings redesigned in the 1960s in a perfect blending of the new site of the museum with the restored Convent of San Nicola (14th c.), containing the library, the conference hall and the auditorium.
 
The museum illustrates the history of the ancient city of Agrigento and its territory from prehistory to the period of Hellenization.
 
The collections. The original collection, from the Civic Museum, consisted of numerous items discovered during excavations conducted at the beginning of the 20th century.
Other exhibits were ceded by the Archaeological Museums of Palermo and Syracuse.
The most important material is however from excavations conducted by the Soprintendenza of Agrigento.
 
The museum is arranged both chronologically and topographically, in two separate but complementary sections, and the exhibition is richly documented throughout.
 
Section I
Ancient Agrigento and its extraurban territory
Room 1 City topography (documentation)
Room 2 Prehistoric and indigenous period
Room 3 Collection of vases
Room 4 Architectural sculptures
Room 5 Sanctuaries in the sacred areas of Agrigento
Room 6 Documentation of the Temple of Zeus Olympios and of the reconstruction of the Telamon
Room 7 The city from the Greek archaic period to the Roman Imperial period
Room 8 Inscriptions
Room 9 Coins
Room 10 Items from public civil buildings of the Greek and Roman periods
Room 11 Greek necropolis of Agrigento
 
Section II
Room 12 Sites in the territories of Agrigento and Caltanissetta from prehistory to the period of Hellenization
Convent of San Nicola

Convent of San Nicola

Ekkleziasterion with the Little Temple "The Oratory of Phalaris"

Ekkleziasterion with the Little Temple "The Oratory of Phalaris"

Room dedicated to the Temple of Zeus Olympios and reconstruction of the Telamon

Room dedicated to the Temple of Zeus Olympios and reconstruction of the Telamon

 

Period

Typology

Places of origin

he museum exhibits 5,688 items

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From the Upper Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic
20th-5th millennium BC
Fossils, stone objects, flints

Acqua Fitusa (Cammarata), Realmonte, Siculiana and other sites in central and southern Sicily

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Neolithic
5th-4th millennium BC
Flints, pottery, terracotta (tools)
Piano Vento (Palma
di Montechiaro),
Monte Kronio (Sciacca) and other sites in central and southern Sicily

1 Fragments trichrome pottery, Piano Vento

 

1 Frammenti di ceramica tricromica, Piano Vento
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Copper age
3th millennium BC

Stone objects, flints, carved bones, pottery, terracotta (statuettes, tools)

Piano Vento necropolis (Palma di Montechiaro), Contrada Castello necropolis (Ribera), Tranchina (Sciacca), Serraferlicchio (Agrigento) and other sites in central and southern Sicily

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Bronze age
2nd millennium BC
Stone objects, carved bones, pottery, terracotta (tools), metalwork (bronzes)
Grotta Ticchiara
(Favara),
Monte Grande
(Palma di Montechiaro),
Ciavolaro (Ribera), Scirinda (Ribera), Cannatello (Agrigento),
Madre Chiesa (Licata) and other sites in central and southern Sicily; Milena and other sites in the province of Caltanissetta
2 Small temple model, Monte Grande
3 Small amphora Mycenaean, Cannatello
4 Bronze spear cusps, Cannatello

 

2 Paliotto Modellino di tempietto, Monte Grande
2

 

3 Anforetta Micenea, Cannatello
3
4 Cuspidi di lancia in bronzo, Cannatello
4

 

 

 

Prothistory and native culture
7th-6th c. BC
Pottery,
terracotta (tools),
metalwork (small figured bronzes, instruments)

Agrigento and its territory, Licata, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, Naro, Palma di Montechiaro, Monte Adranone (Sambuca di Sicilia) and other sites in the province of Agrigento; Sutera, Polizzello (Mussomeli), and other sites in the province of Caltanissetta

5 Bullock, bronze, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, 7th-6th c. BC
6 Vase with painted decoration, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, 6th-5th c. BC
7 Vase with painted decoration, Monte Adranone, 6th c. BC
8 Pythos, Sant'Anna (Agrigento), 6th c. BC
9 Dinos, Gela workshop, Palma di Montechiaro, late 7th c. BC

 

5 Torello in bronzo, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, VII-VI sec. a. C.
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6 Vaso a decorazione dipinta, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, VI-V sec. a. C.
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7 Vaso a decorazione dipinta, Monte Adranone, VI sec. a. C.
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8 Pithos, Sant'Anna (Agrigento), VI sec. a. C.
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9 Dinos di fabbrica geloa, Palma di Montechiaro, fine VII sec.a.C. 9 open

 

 

 

Greek archaic age
7th-6th c. BC
Pottery, terracotta (figured terracottas, tools), architectural elements (terracotta, stone, marble), sculpture (statuary in stone and marble), metalwork, coins
Agrigento and its territory (sacred areas, dwellings, necropolis), Monte Adranone (Sambuca di Sicilia), Eraclea Minoa; Gela and other sites in the province of Caltanissetta
1 Small fictile head of a divinity, Hill of the Temples, late 7th c. BC
2 Fictile head of Kouros or Sphynx, Temple of Heracles Temple, about 550 BC
3 Black-figured attic lekythos with Heracles and the Gorgon, about 520 BC

 

1 Testina fittile di divinit, Collina dei Templi,fine VII sec. a. C.
1

 

2 Testa fittile di Kouroso sfinge, area del Tempio di Eracle, 550 a. C. circa
2
3 Lekythos attica a figure nere con Eracle e i Cercopi, 520 a.C.
3

 

 

 

Greek classical period
6th-5th c. BC

Pottery, figured terracottas, architectural terracottas, stone and marble sculptures, metalwork, coins

Agrigento (sacred areas, dwellings and necropolis), Eraclea Minoa (dwellings and necropolis) and other sites in the province of Agrigento; Gela, Vassallaggi (San Cataldo) and other sites in the province of Caltanissetta

1 Fictile head of Kore, 500-490 BC
2 "Warrior of Agrigento", marble sculpture, 480-475 BC
3 Bell-shaped red-figured crater, late 5th c. BC
4 Large bronze crater, Contrada Mosé necropolis (Agrigento), late 5th c. BC

 

1 Testa fittile di Kore, 500-490 a.C.
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2 Scultura marmorea Guerriero di Agrigento, 480-475 a. C.
2
3 Cratere a campana a figure rosse, fine V sec. a. C.
3

 

4 Grande cratere bronzeo, necropoli di contrada Mos (Agrigento), fine V sec. a. C.
4

 

Hellenistic period
Fine IV-I
sec. a.C.
Pottery, terracotta (figured terracottas), sculpture (stone and marble statuary), metalwork, coins, sarcophagi

Agrigento (sacred areas, dwellings, public buildings, necropolis), Eraclea Minoa (dwellings, necropolis) and other sites in the province of Agrigento

1 Fictile bust of divinity (Persephone?), San Biagio Sanctuary (Agrigento), 4th c. BC
2 Large dish in Paestum style, 350-325 BC
3 Fictile statuette, Pezzino necropolis, 4th-3rd c. BC
4 Aphrodite bathing, marble statue, 2nd-1st c. BC

 

1 Busto fittile di divinit (Persefone?), Santuario di San Biagio (Agrigento),IV sec. a. C.
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2 Grande piatto pestano 350-325 a. C.
2
3 Statuetta fittile, necropoli Pezzino,IV-III sec. a. C
3

 

4 Statua marmorea di Afrodite al bagno,II-I sec. a. C.
4

 

Roman and Byzantine period
1st c. BC-6th c. AD
Pottery, sculpture (stone and marble statuary), metalwork, coins, sarcophagi
Agrigento (sacred areas, dwellings, necropolis), and other sites in the province of Agrigento (necropolises, sacred areas, dwellings)
1 Sarcophagus, marble, southern necropolis on Hill of the Temples, 2nd c. AD
2 Mosaic emblem, Agrigento, 2nd c. AD
3 Roman herm with head of Pan, marble
4 Palaeochristian oil lamp

 

1 Sarcofago marmoreo, necropoli sud della Collina dei Templi, II sec. d. C.
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2 Emblema musivo, Agrigento, II sec. d. C.
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3 Erma marmorea romana con testa di Pan
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4 Lucerna paleocristiana
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