National Archaeological Museum of Volcei

The National Archaeological Museum "Marcello Gigante" of Volcei is located in (Buccino) (Piazza Municipio 1) and was founded by the philologist Marcello Gigante (Buccino, 1923 – Naples, 2001) in the second half of the 20th century. The building structure, designed by the architect Natale da Ragusa, dates back to the 15th century and was first employed as a convent of St. Augustine's Heremits. The permanent collection is arranged in three floors and numbers five thousand archaeological items including many from the Prehistory, as well as treasures from the 1st century BC. In the second floor you can find Menecrates of Tralles' Epigraph and some medical instruments used by this physician.

The main entrance and the cloister of the Museum:

  • Photos and main text by Maria Russo ti.supmacla|ossur.airam#| and Michela Despina Vassiliou ti.supmacla|uoilissav.sdm#| (January 2015)

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