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Museo Civilta Preclassiche della Murgia Meridionale

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The skeleton of the 25,000 year old pregnant woman and her baby was fascinating. There was a film... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Neolithic to Bronze Age artifacts from the region

The main reason to come here is to see the display about "Delia", a woman who died with her unborn... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2015
Ottawa, Canada
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30 Sep 2018
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23 Oct 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Read about the nice museum in Ostuni and thought this was it Oooops! This is a rip off. No attempt to translate anything except on the Ticket (5 Euro) warning that if you loose the ticket you pay again? Only 4 rooms with skeletons and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The skeleton of the 25,000 year old pregnant woman and her baby was fascinating. There was a film about the discovery of the skeleton which was, unfortunately, only in Italian so I could not understand everything. There were a number of information posters on the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The Museum is unique and is a must in Ostuni because there is inside at the end of the Tavel that Prof. Donato Coppola organize for you looking the single esposition room there is the original skeleton of a woman died 30.000 years ago at...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

It was interesting to see the remains of "La Donna di Ostuni" who lived over 25,000 years ago and was pregnant at the time of her death. Otherwise, the museum is very tiny.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Avoid, the EU spent hundreds of thousands of Euros setting up the museum, but the staff don't care - none of the cases were lit and all the signage is only in Italian. Job creation scheme for a poor area, main exhibit was the skeleton...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

Go here rather than an other church. I shall remember seeing the fossilized bones of this 25,000 year old mother and near-term fetus long after I've forgotten that all the explanations were in Italian only. The museum is worth a quick visit to see the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

The main reason to come here is to see the display about "Delia", a woman who died with her unborn child and who was place in a cave 25,000 years ago. Their bones are displayed beside a diorama of her as she was dressed and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

There are some very interesting items in this collection, especially the remains of the pre-historic mother and child. But it is a work in progress -- they are undertaking a major renovation and installing lots of modern exhibits. For the moment, it isn't worth more...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Lonely Planet says free but we had to pay 5 euros each and nothing is in English so waste of time unless you can speak Italian. 'Tour' finishes with a wax work in a cave? Hmm. Learnt nothing of the area

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Reviewed September 12, 2014

it is hidden in the main church cathedral at th e top of th e main walkway but badly signposted you don't realise its a museum also

Date of experience: June 2014
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