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Municipal Archaeological Museum

Italia, Regione Piemonte, provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola, Mergozzo

Positioning

Via Roma 8, 28802 Mergozzo

COORDINATES
(CH 1903) E   678267 N   90417 H  
(WGS 84) Long.   8.448 Lat.   45.961
GENERAL EVALUATION
DIFFICULTY
INTERESSE CONTESTUALE Ethnographical, Didactic, Archaeological, Historical
Architectural
ARCHAEOSITE   area for public use

DESCRIPTION

The museum contains material from Verbano Cusio Ossola covering a time period ranging from the Stone Age to the threshold of the Middle Ages. The collection is divided into two sections: one dedicated to stone working, while the other, more specifically archaeological in nature, displays a collection of prehistoric, proto-historic and Roman objects found in Mergozzo and elsewhere in the local area.

INSIGHT

The Municipal Archaeological Museum, occupying two floors of the eighteenth-century “Luigi Tamini” Palace, contains material from Verbano Cusio Ossola covering a time period ranging from the Stone Age to the threshold of the Middle Ages. The first floor is dedicated to stone and contains implements and tools traditionally used by quarrymen in ancient times, and stone artifacts and chisels found on archaeological sites. The first room on the second floor contains prehistoric and proto-historic materials found in Mergozzo and elsewhere in the local area (Feriolo, Baceno, Passo dell’Arbola). The Late Iron Age is represented by grave goods from the necropolises of Carcegna (first century C.E.). The second room illustrates the Roman Era, with items from the numerous excavations conducted in Mergozzo and in the surrounding area.

scala temporale periodi geologici

HOW TO REACH THE SITE

From Motoway A26, exit at Verbania and continue along the S.S. 34-via Martiri. Cross the bridge over the River Toce and follow the directions for Mergozzo.

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE VISIT

TO LEARN MORE

POLETTI ECCLESIA E. (2007) a cura di, “Guida Civico Museo Archeologico Mergozzo”, Mergozzo.

www.ecomuseogranitomontorfano.it

http://www.comune.mergozzo.vb.it/ComSchedaTem.asp?Id=6885

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Programma di cooperazione transfrontaliera Italia - Svizzera 2007 - 2013 Progetto cofinanziato dal Fondo Europeo Sviluppo Regionale (FESR)
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