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Brettii and Oenotrian Museum


Since 2009, the Brettii and Oenotrian Museum has been permanently located at the Sant'Agostino Monumental Complex, where a new exhibition was made possible thanks to recent studies and a new interpretation of the archaeological contexts.

The intinerary provided begins by presenting the story of the first inhabitants of the Stone Age, dating back 100,000 years, and continues up to the appearance of the Enotrians, who came into contact with the Mycenaeans and Greeks during the Bronze and Iron Ages, 1,700 - 720 BC.

The collection of artefacts discovered in Torre Mordillo, including exhibits from a very rich necropolis, is of particular interest. Discoveries from the colony of Sybaris can also be viewed: fragments of painted friezes and clay figurines from the suburban sanctuary of Cozzo Michelicchio.

The remains of Thurii, founded in 444 BC by the people of Athens and other Greeks, are equally important, and are represented by finds from the necropolis.

The museum also has a section dedicated to the Brettii, with discoveries from Cosenza and its necropolises. Further treasures include: Roman remains from Cosenza and its surroundings, an epigraph in Greek and two in Latin, a collection of coins ranging from the time of Magna Graecia up to the Middle Ages and Modern Era.

You can also visit a wing of the museum dedicated to the history of the Risorgimento in Calabria, a story narrated through installations and temporary exhibitions.



10:00 am-01:00 pm
03:30 pm-07:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday
09:00 am-01:00 pm
03:30 pm-07:30 pm
10:00 am-01:00 pm
03:30 pm-07:30 pm
Brettii and Oenotrian Museum
Vico Sant'Agostino, 3, 87100 Cosenza CS, Italia
Call +39098423303 Website

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