Vaste Archaelogical Museum – Barons Palace

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The Baronial Palace in Piazza Dante,is a structure that was built and periodically renovated between the 14th and 18th century, and houses the archaelogical museum. The visitor is welcomed with a giant poster, that represents the 3rd - 4th century B.C Messapian city walls of Vaste...

The Baronial Palace in Piazza Dante,is a structure that was built and periodically renovated between the 14th and 18th century, and houses the archaelogical museum. The visitor is welcomed with a giant poster, that represents the 3rd - 4th century B.C Messapian city walls of Vaste, whereas to the left of the giant poster, visible to admire are two vases from the necropolis of human settlement of the 4th century B.C: a crater of red figures done by the painter of Vaste and a ‘trozzella’ an ancient and typical vase similar to a nestoris. The first hall is found in front of the main entrance, and it is a life-size reconstruction in wood from a part of the Hypogeum of Caryatid. From here, you gain access to a kind of burial chamber, that has two tombs that were found during the course of excavations conducted in 1985 by the University of Lecce: the “Knights Tomb” (430 B.C.) and the “Athletes Tomb” (beginning 4th century B.C.). The next hall is used for the exhibition of monolithic memorial stones, made from Leccese stone from the Arcaic period, with an exact reconstruction of the settings as brought to light in the area named Fondo Melliche. The archaelogical exhibition continues on the upper floor.

Latitudine 40° 2'50.22"N
Longitudine 18°23'13.82"E

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