The exhibition, Monteriggioni Before the Castle. An Etruscan Community in the Val d’Elsa, held in the historic complex of Abbadia a Isola (Monteriggioni, Siena), will be extended until August 25, 2019.
The exhibition, which opened in October 2018, traces the local history from the Iron Age (4th century B.C.E) to the late Hellenistic period (2nd-1st century B.C.E.), showcasing 250 finds from museums in Florence, Volterra and Colle di Val d’Elsa, accompanied by 3D reconstructions of archaeological material from Berlin.
In addition, the exhibition will include multimedia reconstructions of several Etruscan tombs from the local area, including the famous tomb of Calisna Sepu, discovered at the end of the 19th century with a large dowry of urns, vases and other furnishings.
The exhibition, installed in the rooms next to the church of Abbadia Isola (Sala Sigerico), is promoted by the City council of Monteriggioni and the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for Siena, Grosseto and Arezzo, in collaboration with the Department of History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Siena, the “Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli” Civic Archeological Museum in Colle di Val d’Elsa and the Antikensammlung in Berlin.
Ticketed entry to the exhibition includes access to the “Monteriggioni in Arme” museum and the castle’s ramparts.
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