In the Abruzzo episode of the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits an archeological site home to discoveries dating back to 6th century B.C.
Nestled in the Gran Sasso National Park, the town of Capestrano has a fascinating and ancient archaeologi- cal history. In 1934 archaeologists discovered the limestone statue of the Warrior of Capestrano, which is thought to have been a funeral effigy for the local tribal king in the 6th century B.C. In their current project excavating tombs of warriors dating to the same period, archaeologists Oliva Menozzi and Karolina Sekita found a sword and two spears, along with the remains of the warriors. Among the oldest pieces of Italian art discovered, the statue of the warrior is now held in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale d’Abruzzo in the town of Chieti. For more information, visit: archeoabruzzo.beniculturali.it/manda1.html
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