Si Trova: presso lo svincolo autostradale di Buonfornello
Lat: 37° 58' 27.70540" N - Long: 13° 49' 26.06213" E
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You can relive pages of the history of Sicily! In this museum, right next to the Temple of Victory, the story that happened right in the plain where you are is told.
The temple celebrated victory of the battle of Himera of 480 BC, where happened the definitive assertion of Greek hegemony in Sicily, defeating Carthaginians.
The other battle that is remembered here is that of 409 BC, which caused the destruction of Himera.
At the beginning of the museum tour, a short video shows the virtual reconstruction of Himera with its port, and of the Temple of Victory.
The museum exhibits interesting finds related to the battles, such as arrowheads, materials from the tombs and even some skulls that present the holes caused by arrows, and also that of a horse with the bronze bite.
In addition to a wooden model of the temple and some lion heads that were part of the temple's eaves, the museum exhibits the reconstruction of one of these eaves that shows the original colors.
The exhibition continues with medieval finds belonging to the buildings that stood above the temple before its rediscovery, happened between 1929 and 1930 thanks to the archaeologist Pirro Marconi, from wich the name of the museum; some of these structures are visible on the outside.
The museum tour is completed with the same ticket visiting the temple and the antiquatium of Himera.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30 to 17:30; Sundays and holidays from 09.30 to 13.30.
For info tel: 091 8140128
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