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Attractions to explore nearby Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di MetapontoVia Aristea, 21, 75012 Metaponto, Bernalda MT, Italy

The National Archaeological Museum of Metaponto is a museum located in Metaponto, in Basilicata. It houses the main artifacts found in the area surrounding the ancient Metaponto and some artifacts from the nearby area of Pisticci and from the archaeological area of Incoronata, located there.  Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has been managing it through the Basilicata Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Museum Directorate.

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Temple of Hera / Palatine Tables4.80 KMs away from Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto

The territory of Metapontum is the most important archaeological site in Basilicata. It’s worth a visit indeed. The Palatine Tables is the remains of a Doric temple peripteral hexastyle the sixth century BC dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera. The temple, located near the Bradano, was linked to an extra-urban sanctuary, from which the temenos wall and the remains of an older altar emerged.