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The Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum


An exhibition space dedicated to Matera's archaeological finds

The Ridola Museum, together with Palazzo Lanfranchi, is part of the National Museum of Matera. It was established at the behest of Senator Domenico Ridola, after whom it is named, an archaeologist who carried out several excavations in the territory of Matera and donated all his most important collections to the country. The museum contains artifacts from the oldest human settlement in the area. The section devoted to the findings at Timmari is of great interest, an archaeological site a few kilometers from Matera, where grave goods and sacred figurines were found. One room of the museum is dedicated to its founder and his ethnographic collections.

The Domenico Ridola National Archaeological Museum

Via Domenico Ridola, 24, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

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