Palermo – a visit to the archaeology museum

Having been immersed in archaeology since birth, a visit to the archaeology museum is pretty much an obligation wherever I go. It helps that in Palermo the same ticket gets you into the Orto Botanico (see previous post). Sicily of course has heaps of prehistory, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Saracens and Romans all left their mark, so there’s potentially a lot to see. Unfortunately though an entire floor of the museum was closed due to Covid restrictions when I went, so there was much I didn’t see, but here are a few objects that caught my eye. The most important treasures are the metopes (temple friezes) from the ancient Greek city of Selinunte on the south coast. The museum is located in a former convent near the Teatro Massimo so there’s lots of other stuff to see and do nearby

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