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The Regional Museum of Aidone is housed in the seventeenth-century Capuchin convent annexed to the church of the same name.
It was inaugurated in the summer of 1984 and preserves the findings of over thirty years of excavations in Morgantina, ranging from the Bronze Age to the Roman-Republican age.
The materials are exhibited in chronological and thematic order, and testify to the coexistence of Sicilian and Greek cultures in the town.
Thanks to the restitution, obtained a few years ago by the Italian State, of precious stolen artifacts purchased from the main museums of the United States, some works have been included: two acroliths (two heads, three hands and three feet in marble) of the archaic Greek period probably belonging to the Demeter and Kore goddesses, sixteen silver pieces for ritual and table uses, belonging to such a Eupolemo, and the very famous Venus of Morgantina.
This statue is 2.24 meters high, sculpted in Sicily between 425 and 400 BC.
The face and the bare body parts are made of marble, while the drapery is in Sicilian limestone tuff.
In the period of agatocles, this statue, which should more likely represent the goddess Persephone, was to be placed on the base at the entrance to the central sanctuary, so it was visible from all sides.
Anyone entering the south gate or coming from the main street of the Agora could admire it.
For information tel .: 0935 87307; Open every day from 09:00 to 19:00; Ticket € 6.00.
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