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The Museum, founded in 1871 and opened in its present location in 1901, preserves and displays artifacts illustrating the history of Closed from the bronze age to the Lombard, with particular regard to the Etruscan period in the city. Visiting the Museum also includes one to two subterranean etruscan tombs (Tomb of Leo and Pilgrim's grave). The painted Tomb of Monkey is chargeable (euro 2.00) and upon reservation.
The Epigraphic Section with the underground pond was inaugurated in June 2004, the maze sections and production activities in July 2005. The maze section documents with educational panels, photos, interactive objects and a large plastic the myth of King Porsenna and his mausoleum together with research in land cover. The section runs on two floors: the first tells the maze, i.e. the system of tunnels and Etruscan Porsenna's mausoleum, as was envisioned in the centuries. The lower floor lets us see how are actually tunnels, with the reconstruction of a large plastic and the exposure of digging
The Museum, whose first nucleus dates back to 1932, was formed to preserve and exhibit the works of the Cathedral. It was re-equipped in 1984 and in 1992 opened a new section with works from other churches of the diocese. The visit of the Museum also includes parts of the Bishop's Palace, with the garden and the vegetable gardens. The Museum also leads to the so-called "labyrinth of Porsenna, a journey through the underground archaeological sites of Etruscan, Roman and Closed, which passes underneath the square and reach the Roman cistern and above the Cathedral's Bell Tower, which offers a be
The necropolis in Poggio Renzo was already used during the iron age (IX-VIII century BC), as evidenced by the excavations carried out in 1872-73 in which were put into light some well tombs with ossuari villanovan type. These burials occupied the top of the Hill. On the slopes, however, later burials (7th c. BC) consist of clay jars containing ziri. In the last century were discovered important Chamber tombs with painted decoration now unfortunately lost. One of these, a single room with central partition walls, real and fantastic animals of orientalizing taste, while another Tomb consisting o
The tomb is located 4 Km from the town of Chiusi in direction Lake, and is currently open by reservation that you make to the local National Museum. For the archaism, among the most famous must be remembered the Monkey's grave, in località Poggio Renzo, dating from around 480 b.c., and interesting first of all to the cruciform plan introduced by a corridor (dromos) stepped and fairly treated in scores since the architectural master bedroom, side and bottom bearing a cassettonato with lacunar ceiling. Discovered in 1846 by Alessandro François and subsequently by Archaeological Commission (1873)