Museo civico archeologico
Founded in 1981 at the abbey of Farfa, the civic Museum was transferred in 2001 to Palazzo Brancaleoni, a Renaissance building located in piazza del Duomo of the mediaeval village of Fara Sabina. The museum displays findings from archaeological excavations carried out in the town territory starting from the 1970s and related to the two main settlements of the ancient Sabina Tiberina: Cures and Eretum. Thanks to research carried out by the archaeological Superintendency of the Lazio region and the Institute for Etruscan-Italic Archaeology of the National Research Council which unearthed the remains of these ancient cities, it has been possible to delineate the historical and cultural profile of this population that settled in Sabina starting from the second half of the 8th century B.C. up to the Roman conquest in the 3rd century B.C. The characteristics of the museum materials, as well as the fact the they come from an inhabited area (Cures) and a necropolis (Eretum), have made it possible to reconstruct a portrait of Sabine society – thanks to the comparison between the town of the living and that of the dead – that, until the first years of the 20th century, constituted a sort of “grey area” in the cultures of ancient Italy.