The Giuseppe Moretti Archaeological Museum of San Severino, dedicated to the famous San Severino archaeologist who was superintendent of Rome and Lazio, is based in the Antico Episcopio di Castello al Monte. The museum preserves artifacts dating from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages divided into five sections according to chronology. The first two sections are dedicated to the period between the Paleolithic and the Bronze Age and contain mostly ceramic fragments and lithic arrowheads from the territory. The next section is dedicated to the Picenes and, in particular, to the finds from the inhabited area located on Pitino hill and from the Picene necropolises identified in the localities of Ponte di Pitino, Monte Penna, Frustellano, Stigliano and Carpignano, datable between the 7th and 5th centuries BC. The beautiful kits on display, including imported objects, demonstrate the attainment of a remarkable wealth and the organization of the groups around the figures of warrior-princes, in tune with what happened during the Orientalizing period in the region. The last two sections are dedicated to the period between the 3rd century BC, when there begins the human frequentation of the area on which the Roman city of Septempeda will rise, and the post-classical period. Of notable interest among the findings are those from the Hellenistic necropolis and, more generally, those recovered during excavations at the Archaeological Park. Also very beautiful is the new paleontological section with fossils and minerals found in the territory of San Severino dating from the Jurassic to the Quaternary.
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Nelle zone di confine dell’entroterra marchigiano i principi umbri di Camerino vivevano a contatto con numerosi villaggi, anch’essi retti da principi guerrieri piceni. I pregevoli corredi delle necropoli, risalenti alla fine dell’VIII - inizi VI sec. a.C., documentano i fitti scambi con l’oriente greco e con l’Etruria e attestano il ruolo cruciale di queste popolazioni nei traffici mercantili tra Adriatico e Appennino, che essi controllavano e da cui traevano le loro ricchezze.
|Address||Via Castello al Monte San Severino Marche|
|Phone Number||(+39) 0733 633919|
|Opening Time||Orario invernale: sabato, domenica e festivi dalle 10:00 alle 13:00, dalle 15:00 alle 18:00. Chiuso il lunedì non festivo. Orario estivo: dal martedì al sabato, dalle 9:00 alle 13:00, dalle 16:00 alle 19:00, domenica e festivi dalle 10:00 alle 13:00, dalle 16:00 alle 19:00.|
|Closure Day||Chiuso il lunedì non festivo.|
|Visit Time||45 min|