Author Archives: Jacopo Tabolli

Redressing the Princesses of Narce

The weaving adventure of recreating the ancient customs of female burials at Narce begins. In fact, in the first exhibition in the Museum, “Princesses of Narce around the world: Faliscan daughters, brides and mothers between 8th and 7th century BC” (September, 2013), a group of ladies of Mazzano Romano, traditional local expert teachers of sewing, weaving together with instructor from other countries around the world will participate in this project, recreating burial customs and dresses of different women buried in the necropolis of La Petrina at Narce. Coordinated by Dr. Margarita Gleba, Institute of Archaeology, University College of London, our tailors will combine the local tradition with the results of more recent studies on ancient fabrics in the Etruscan-Italic world.
Over the next month a vertical loom will be prepared, as it should be during the Faliscan times, useful to recreate the colorful robes of the Faliscan ladies and which will form an integral part of the exhibition of the Museum and a permanent laboratory for ancient weaving.

Treasure Hunt at Narce

On April 16th, along the three hills of Narce, Monte Li Santi and Pizzo Piede, a great “Treasure Hunt” – The Treasures of Narce – involved the students of the local primary school in Mazzano Romano. Following several archaeologists, expert in classics and Etruscan Stuies (Sapienza-University of Rome) and the rangers of the Treja Regional Park, the children discovered the tufa walls of Narce, the viaduct linking Narce and Monte Li Santi, the different “harbours” along the Treja, the I Tufi necropolis and finally the sanctuary at Le Rote, devoted to Fortuna and Minerva Maia. The different teams have faced several adventures other to the discovery of the treasure within the Sanctuary.
This event is part of the educative project focused on the primary and junior high local schools developed by the Museo Archeologico-Virtuale di Narce. This project aims at involving the younger generation during this year of creation of the Museum. A tremendous chance to allow children to think at the museum as their own museum.
To see the different laboratories of the Museum please see the “Labs”