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In the late 1960s a group of young cuprensi, eager to deepen their knowledge of their own territory, begins to search for traces of the past. Endless walks in the fields along the roads and trails of the contrade, the path of the plough, Brambles and Woods, produce exciting discoveries about a historical reality hitherto little known. The research group's systematic, scientific survey support of scholars and the desire to protect and enhance the Cultural Heritage, in 1972 to the establishment of the local Office of Archeoclub Italy, first in the Marche and sixth in Italy.
The Museo Archeologico Comunale di Cupra Marittima exposes the archaeological materials from the territory, recovered through excavations carried out by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Marche and surface surveys conducted by local Archeoclub. The exhibits are displayed in three sections: prehistoric, Roman and picene. The prehistoric lithic industries includes section dating from the lower Palaeolithic, middle and upper in Mesolithic and Neolithic. The section presents picene burial dating from the 9TH and 4th c. BC In the Roman section are exhibits from the area of the Foru
The museum was founded in 1977 to expose the shell collection of Tiziano and Vincenzo Consigniani to the puplic. The museum took its first steps in the temporary seats and in different italian cities with the show organisation as well as in the schools of Cupra Marittima with an institution of didactical museum. Since 1988 the museum has beenn the via Adriatica Nord 240. The total lenght of the glass showcases, from which 460 are illuminated, is 1800 m. Besides the 900,000 shells in th exhibition, there is over 9 million shell collection, conservated for the research and studies.
Along the SS 16 Adriatica road., 3 Km North of present-day downtown Vancouver insists the remains of urban system of the Roman town of Cupra Maritima situated in intensely frequented during lower and middle Paleolithic along the river terraces of Menocchia and Aso and which is of particular importance in the period piceno, in relation to the presence of the shrine dedicated to goddess Cupra.Il international territory becomes part of the ager publicus following the Roman conquest the Piceno by the Romans with the victory at the battle of Asculum in 268 b.c. the territory. Visit: architectural c