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Archaeological Museum in Peccioli

Discovering the artefacts unearthed at the Etruscan site of Ortaglia

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Peccioli
Traversa Via di Greta, 13, 56037 Peccioli PI, Italia

The Archaeological Museum in Peccioli is located in piazza del Carmine, within a system of tunnels that were once used as underground tombs. The museum hosts artefacts discovered at the Etruscan archaeological site of Ortaglia, where a well was discovered, bringing several votive objects (many of them ex-voto) to light. Parts of a building were also found which, due to their size and decoration, suggest they were originally part of a temple.  The presence of many sacred objects, typical of female labour, such as weights for weaving looms and reels for thread, indicate that the sanctuary was dedicated to a female divinity. The artefacts were found in fragments because the building collapsed following a fire, probably in the 4th century BCE.

The collection includes a splendid red-figure Attic kylix (wine glass), as well as the funerary hoard belonging to Etruscan tomb in Legoli and a great ceremonial basin for purifying oneself. Moreover, a big three-dimensional model reproduces the Tuscan temple, rebuilt according to the laws of Vitruvius (architectural theorist from the Augustine era).

Info: fondarte.peccioli.net

Peccioli
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN ITALY, ON THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE VALDERA
The village of Peccioli dominates the Valdera from above and is an important tourist destination. The town stands out against the hills, greeting you with the unmistakable bell tower of the Parish Church of San Verano (11th century), designed by the architect Bellincioni, with precious works of art from the Pisan school conserved inside. ...
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