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National Archaeological Museum - Campli (TE)

The National Archaeological Museum of Campli, housed in the rooms of the convent annexed to the seventeenth-century Church of St. Francis and 'was inaugurated in 1989. It is a structure of fairly small size, composed as 'four rooms, but able to provide the operator a clear and complete thanks to its approach exclusively educational. The Museum is directly connected to the nearby Necropolis of Campovalano, which has returned, over the course of about forty years of research, 610 burials from the Iron and Romanization Age (IX-III century BC.) The exhibition, with the help of graphic and environmental reconstructions, illustrates the evolution of the funerary rite among an ethnic Priests of Middle-Adriatic or Piceno cultural heritage.The most ancient funerary monuments (Orientalizing Age) are characterized by large mounds with stone circles similar to those of the Marche area and princely trousseau with weapons, bronze pottery of Etruscan tradition and the presence of the war chariot or parade. In the female burials stand out the extraordinary parures of bronze fibulars with powder pendants, bivalve bulbs and necklaces of amber and glass paste. From the archaic age up to the age of the crisis (IV-III century B.C.) there was gradually a general impoverishment of trousseaux and all those cultural transformations of transition towards the classical-Roman culture.

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