Archaeological Museum of Olbia

Aggiornato il: 14 giu 2019

Museo Archeologico di Olbia, Via Principe Umberto, 07026 Olbia OT

The Museum illustrates the entire history of the ancient city and the territory of Olbia, from prehistory to the nineteenth century, with particular reference to the Phoenician, Greek, Punic and Roman phases of the urban and port area, the richest in historical and archaeological documentation .

Particularly interesting are the Roman and medieval shipwrecks found in the excavation of the ancient port, corresponding to the promenade of the current historical center.

Olbia is the only city in Sardinia to have been inhabited by Greeks, between 630 and 520 a. C., and the name given to the city by them, Olbía, means "happy" in relation to the extraordinary opportunities that the site offers to human settlement. It has been adopted as the name and logo, in Greek capital letters, of the Museum

The first plan illustrates the entire human history of the city and the territory, from prehistory to the nineteenth century, with particular reference to the urban area, the richest in archaeological documentation.

The "story" that the Museum proposes selects as the common thread, among the various possible, the role of gateway to Sardinia, and the opening of the island towards the whole Mediterranean, which Olbia has represented since prehistoric times thanks to its strategic position on the Tyrrhenian routes and its very natural harbor, thus emphasizing the cultural stratifications that have occurred there (Phoenicians, Greeks, Punic, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Pisans, Aragonese, etc.) and on cosmopolitanism, enhancing the relationship inter-cultural and the multiculturality of human groups as a primary resource and teaching for an already present future.


Opening times: 10:00-13:00 / 17:00-20:00, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


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