Amelia

Archeologic museum - Amelia

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Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Augusto Vera - 05022 Amelia
info@iat.amelia.tr.it
The collection is housed in the ex College Boccarini, originally a Franciscan convent from the XIII-XIV century with double loggia built in the sixteenth century.

Organized in terms of subject matter within the three floors of the complex, the exhibition is the result of an integral reorganization of the archaeological, historical and artistic territory. The archaeological section, consisting of manufactured goods mainly from excavations in the area, provides a complete chronological view of Amelia's history, from pre-Roman period to the full Romanization of the center and up to the early medieval period. Remarkable is the bronze statue of the Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus, called "Germanicus", armed and covered with richly decorated armor, high over 2.15 meters. Several epigraphs contribute to the reconstruction of the prosperous Romanization of the central area, testimony of illustrious Amerine families including Gens Roscia. The picture gallery, located on the second floor, contains works from local churches and palaces. In addition to the table with Sant'Antonio Abbate, a masterpiece of Pier Matteo d'Amelia, it's possible to number other works dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, a very prosperous period for the town. This is witnessed by rich towns mansions, including Palazzo Petrignani, owned by the Municipality, visited on request, whose decorations are traditionally attributed to the school of the Mastro Zuccari.

 

Furthermore the Archaeological Museum hosts a section wholly devoted to education and entertainment: it is the Archeospazio, a real permanent educational centre focused on history and archaeology, with focuses on different aspects of the ancient Rome’s daily life and obviously with a particular attention to the town of Amelia’s history.

Thanks to the instruments installed within the hall it’s possible to know and experience first hand the cyclopean walls, the clothes of the period, the ancient hobbies and games, the sky and the pagan divinities, but it’s also possible to understand the coins, the measurements units for weight and measures and the numerical system of the Roman world.

The space is for all visitors of the Museum, particularly kids and teenagers, families, schools and teachers. 

It’s possible to enjoy a break in order to play, experiment and get to know the history at every level of learning.

Furthermore, with the support of an educational operator, it’s possible to participate in laboratories and group games, as well as experiment, do practical exercises, analyse the Amelia’s particular historical monuments and the Museum’s finds, explore the artistic/craft techniques and much more.