TO VISIT : MUSEUMS

ANTIQUARIUM ARBORENSE MUSEUM IN ORISTANO

An archeological collection exhibited in the nineteenth-century’s Parpaglia Palace that includes some obsidian tools and some earthenware from the prehistoric centres of the Sinis, a rich series of votive vases from the Nuraghe Sianeddu of Cabras, some Nuragic bronze findings and one of the largest collections of funeral clothing from the Phoenician and Punic tombs of Tharros, including a grinning mask of terracotta.

 

A great number of finds of ceramics and of glass from the Roman age and two wooden panels with a triptych depicting stories of St.Martin (15th cen.) and a “Retablo of the Saint Christ” by Piero Cavaro (16th cent.) are exhibited here.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS OF CABRAS AND ARBOREA

Both exhibit fingings coming from their own local area and, more in general, from the peninsula of the Sinis.

 

The first museum houses artifacts from pre-Nuragic, the Nuragic, the Phoenician and the Punic Age; the second one of Arborea exhibits more than 500 findings in ceramic, glass and metal, dating back to a period between the Punic age and the Late Middle Ages. In both museums there are no architectonic barriers and a guided visit is completely free.

LACONI MUSEUM

The museum of Menhir Statues houses about forty monoliths carved from the local trachyte, recovered from the surrounding area yet of different types.