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The Church of San Benedetto and Archaeological Museum: photo, description Chiesa di San Benedetto, Museo Archeologico e)

The Church of San Benedetto and located in the Archaeological Museum is one of the main attractions of Salerno, located in the heart of the old part of the city. The Church was once part of the same monastery, founded between the 7th and 9th centuries. The Church itself was built in the 11th to 13th centuries. After abolition of the monastery in 1807, the year the building of San Benedetto was used as theatre venues. Today on the street via Arche, you can still see the impressive remains of an old aqueduct, which in ancient times connected the Church with the monastery.

In 1927, the year was inaugurated by the provincial archaeological Museum with its rich collection of documents relating to the province of Salerno, from the prehistoric times to the middle Ages. Initially he was placed in the town Hall, and the building of San Benedetto, it was moved only in 1964-m to year. The Museum displays various artifacts that testify to the historical evolution and cultural changes in the life of the city and its surroundings. In the garden and partially on the ground floor there are Roman statues, exquisite bas-reliefs, wall murals, funerary urns discovered within Salerno from the 17th century to the present day. The first floor is devoted to the earliest history of the city - it introduces the settlements of the Paleolithic and Neolithic in the poll, Pertosa, Palinuro and Caprioli Molpe. Artifacts dated to the Chalcolithic period, was found at the archaeological Park of Fratte. Iron age houses exhibits 9-8 th centuries BC, imported from Pontecagnano and Hall Consilina. In the Museum you can see finds made within the Royal tombs of the 5th century BC, discovered in 1938, the year in Roscigno is silver and bronze vases. On the top floor of the Museum presents artifacts relating to the history of Salerno: from the found in the necropolis of Fratte and dated 4-5-th centuries BC to the Roman and early medieval.

Among the most notable exhibits of the Museum - a wonderful pottery with geometric patterns in the ancient Greek style ceramic doves - the symbol of Aphrodite, pottery, red antique vase. This is masterpiece of Greek bronze head of Apollo, accidentally found a fisherman in 1939 year. Deserves attention and the collection of coins of the era of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and the middle Ages.