Luogo - Museum
L'AIA DEI MUSEI - LE PAROLE DELLA PIETRA (MUSEO LAPIDARIO MARSICANO)
Where Via Nuova, 33, Avezzano (L'Aquila)
"Words of stone" is the new nme of the lapidary museum incuded in the Avezzano's "Museum yard", which collects tombstones from the towns of Marsica, particularly from Alba Fucens, Marruvium and Ortona dei Marsi.The co-operation of many private citizens made the gathering easier; what is more, they were encouraged by the town authorities, who - already in the last century - had proved to be wise and sensible enough to gather in one collection materials scattered in several private houses. Along with the tombstones, throughout the last century they accumulated also funeral arrays, sculpture fragments of Roman age and many Medieval and Renaissance architectural elements. The drainage of Lake Fucino (1854-1876) resulted very important for the collection, as it brought to light numerous ancient finds.