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Regional archaeological Museum: photo description (Museo Archeologico di Val d'aosta)

Regional archaeological Museum in Aosta, dedicated to the history of the Italian Autonomous region of Val d'aosta. Perhaps its most famous exhibits are the "Balteo, Bronze" - the bronze belt, model Augusta Pretoria, the predecessor of Aosta, and the numismatic collection Pautasso.

The building which today houses the Museum, was built in 1633, the year. Then, when the family of Challans, there were barracks, and later - the monastery of Visitazione, and in the 18th century the building acquired its present appearance. Painting of the external walls, which depict portraits of members of the family Challans and the cross of Savoy, was made in the 19th century. Recently there was carried out restoration work.

Part of the collections of the Museum located under the ground, where as a result of archaeological excavations, the light was extracted fragments of the ancient Roman colony of Augusta Pretoria, including the South-Eastern part of the Eastern tower of Porta a Sinistra Principalis, one of the four gates, through which was conducted the entrance to the city, and section of a mound, still supporting city walls of Aosta.

All the exhibits are placed in chronological order. The first thing visitors see, ancient Assyrian tablets, the collected Canon of the Higgs Boson in search of on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates. There's also exhibited anthropomorphic figurines from archaeological area of Saint-Martin-de-Corlean and interesting reconstruction of Augusta Pretoria with explanatory cards. And in the reconstruction of ancient graves can be seen items of the ritual of the funeral rite found in one of the graves of the necropolis of San Rocco. Other rooms are devoted to tombstone inscriptions, and local religious cults - it is here exhibited, Balteo, Bronze and a wonderful statue of Jupiter. Christianity presents precious pulpit of the 6th century, discovered during excavations in the Cathedral of Aosta. On the upper floors of the Museum are the exhibition halls, in which you can find numismatic collection Pautasso - it contains coins from the period of Ancient Greece up to the reign of Savoy. It also exhibits Celtic, Gallic and coins of Padua.