Museo Archeologico di Carife

Museo Archeologico di Carife

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The Archaeological Museum of Carife welcomes and exhibits archaeological finds found over the years, starting from the researches of Werner Johannoswky in the 1980s, in the municipal area of ​​Carife and the neighboring municipality of Castelbaronia. The Barony and the Ufita valley are of considerable archaeological importance and with their findings they tell part of the history of Irpinia and of the Apennine Italy, before these discoveries unknown. Between Carife and Castelbaronia, three nuclei of necropolis dating from the 6th century to the 4th-3rd century BC have been located and investigated. pertinent to the population called by the Irpinia sources, which became part of the famous Samnite League. The necropolis of Serra di Marco (Castelbaronia) shows that the indigenous peoples in the 6th century BC they acknowledged the sacred use of the Greek symposium as a distinctive sign of the importance of the deceased. Ceramics of local production, inspired by Daunia, imitating Greek forms (oinochoai, craters, skyphoi), bucchero ceramics (technique of Etruscan / Campanian inspiration) and ceramics of Campania production were recovered from the funeral kits. The grave goods of the necropolis Serra di Marco di Castelbaronia and Serra di Marco di Carife, whose main nucleus is concentrated in the 5th century BC. in addition to preserving some traditional ceramic forms, they have returned bronze objects of Etruscan manufacture. In particular, the T.90 of the end of the 5th century BC. presents a great trousseau, showing the wealth and culture of the aristocratic class of this area. From the tomb, the Italiot red-figure crater, depicting a Dionysian procession, and the bronze candelabrum, with a cymatium depicting a satyr sacrificing a kid to Dionysus, indicate how the Dionysian ritual has fully entered the Irpinia civilization. The necropolis of the Addolorata (Carife), which can also be visited, since near the museum, confirms that the territory continues to enjoy a certain well-being in the fourth century BC, with an aristocratic class that adopts the monumental sepulchral typology of chamber tombs, and uses in the kits there are precious objects, from amber necklaces to silver fibulae up to ivory discs as well as the typical bronze belts. The visit ends with a sample of Roman finds from a large architectural terracotta production facility found in Carife in the Tierzi area: from this a ceramic matrix of a beautifully crafted face. The villa with its production plant tells that the territory is transformed in the Roman world into an area of ​​handicraft production and rustic villas, where families of some importance lived and buried there, as evidenced by the inscriptions found and exhibited.

  • City
    Carife (Av)
  • Address
    Via Stefano Melina 24/26 83040
  • Timetables
    Tue- Sat 8.30 am - 1.30pm/ Sun 8.30am-1.30pm / 4.00pm -6.3pm
  • Closing day
  • Contacts
    email / tel +39 0827 1810434
  • Website
  • Price without Artecard
    € 2,00
  • Artecard Price
    € 1,00