The Regional Interdisciplinary Museum of Caltanissetta was inaugurated in 2006.
Built near the Abbey of the Holy Spirit, it was housed in a polygonal structure by architect Franco Minissi, making it one of the most important scientific museum structures in the entire Region of Sicily.
Among the exhibits housed within it is a series of material dating back to the indigenous Sicani population and the settlers of Gela from around 700 B.C.. There are also bronze and ceramic artefacts from the settlements of Sabucina and Gibil Gabib and from San Cataldo and Dessueri.
Some finds come from the Polizzello site (Mussomeli), from which we have Iron Age artefacts, products of the Aegean-Mycenaean influence that occurred as early as the 15th and 14th centuries BC.
Another section was dedicated to artefacts from Capodarso, pottery and bronze objects from Monte Reffe and Cozzo Scavo (both dating back to the 4th century B.C.).
On the day of the Museum’s opening, an archaeological artefact that had just been rescued from the parallel antiques market was presented for the first time ever: it was a stone statuette of a female figure with a garland dating back to the 6th century BC.
Another very important piece, perhaps the most famous one preserved today, is a terracotta model of a temple that was found in Sabucina, which has handed down to us all the details with which the structures used for the cult of the natives were built.
The route is marked by five sectors within the polygonal structure: in each of them, new technologies are integrated, illustrating the collections in both Italian and English, including interactive mechanisms.
Compared to other museums of its kind, the museum is also accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
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