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Museum Of The Mummies In Borgo Cerreto

Museum of the Mummies in Borgo Cerreto

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  • Museums and Art Galleries
Place: Borgo Cerreto - Cerreto di Spoleto
Phone: (+39) 349 4577635
www.umbriaecolab.it
info@dimensionenatura.net

Description

The museum of the mummies of Borgo Cerreto is situated within the Documentation Centre "Baronzio Vincenzi", a scientific and cultural point, birth on a first collection of archaeological finds related to the life of doctor Baronzio Vincenzi.

The museum is housed in a sixteenth-century building, once a church of Vincenzi family , and is divided on three floors: a multipurpose room in the floor at street level, two exhibition halls holding the anthropological artifacts found at the level of the crypts and, in the lower part, a permanent laboratory for the study of the finds.

The Museum of the mummies has a number of aspects of the life of Cerreto di Spoleto through the mummified bodies of some of its inhabitants found in the crypt of the Church and now housed within the halls of the museum, the study of mummies has allowed anthropologists to reconstruct details of daily life, food, clothing and surgical practices of the community of Borgo Cerreto.

The permanent exhibition is divided into two sections, a didactics section (18 panels with descriptive text and images) and an exhibition (two mummies and three skulls which demonstrate the surgical activity of Baronzio Vincenzi).

The exhibition space, opened August 27, 2011 open every Sunday from 15.30 to 19.30 (up to September 2012), admission is free.

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