Museo delle Antiche Genti di Lucania and the sites of Serra and Rossano

By enhancing local resources, following a more innovative concept of local museum, the Museum of the Ancient People of Lucania in Vaglio Basilicata exhibits evocative virtual reconstructions of the main archaeological sites scattered around the area.

According to the concept of ‘museo diffuso’, and extended, open-air museum, the archaeological sites of Serra and Rossano have been added to the tour. Rossano’s site boasts a sacred area with an extraurban sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Mefitis (a highly venerated goddess of waters), founded in the second half of the 4th century BC and inhabited until the early Roman age. On Mount Serra San Bernardo, in Serra di Vaglio, the remains of an ancient settlement, whose origins date back to the 8th century BC, have been found. Several archaeological finds and terracotta pots, of ancient Greece style and dating from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC, have also been discovered.