The Museo Archeologico of Dorgali houses a large collection of artifacts found during excavations and archaeological searches (domus de janas of Marras, the dolmen of Motorra, the Grotta del Bue Marino, the nuragic village of Serra Orrios, the giants' grave of Thomes, the nuragic village of Nuraghe Arvu, the Grotta of Ispinigoli, the nuragic and Sardinian-Roman village of Tiscali, the nuraghe and the Roman settlement of Nuraghe Mannu), of surface surveys and of cave and fortuitous finds in the area of Dorgali, where a considerable number of archaeological specimens exists.
The museum is divided into three exhibition rooms arranged in chronological order. The exhibit in room 1 not only includes lithic and ceramic artifacts dating back to the period between the Recent Neolithic Age (4th – 3rd millennium B.C.) and the Nuragic Age (18th – 6th century B.C.), but also a large collection of specimens found during the excavations of the villages of Serra Orrios and Nuraghe Arvu and the Nuragic bronze pendant chains found in the site of Tillai. The exhibit in room 2 features other Nuragic artifacts, the necklaces in vitreous paste dating back to Punic and Roman Age found in the cave of Ispinigoli and some Roman and Late Roman Age ceramic and bronze finds (2nd century B.C. – 6th / 7th century A.D.), including those discovered in the villages of Tiscali and Nuraghe Mannu. The exhibit in room 3 houses other finds dating back to the Roman Age and the Late Antiquity found in various sites near Dorgali, including some intact and fragmentary Roman amphorae recovered in the Gulf of Orosei, which are displayed at the center and on one side of the room. Over three hundred gold and silver coins dating back to the Punic and Roman Ages are kept inside a shrine. The exhibit finally houses some amphorae dating back to the Late Antiquity that were found in the speleology complex of Sos Sirios, a medieval bottle in glazed ceramic and some everyday pottery made by craftsmen from Dorgali in the 19th and 20th century.
|Museum Name:||Museo Archeologico di Dorgali|
|Full address:||Via Lamarmora s.n.c. , 08022 Dorgali (Nu)|
|Phone:||+39 347 5012131|
|Opening times:||ary/April - October/December: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
May/September: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|Closing day:||Monday (November/February)|
|Special or combo tickets:||Biglietto Combo ticket (6 €): Museo Archeologico di Dorgali, Nuraghe Mannu, Serra Orrios
Special ticket (1 €), by presenting the ticket issued in the sites of Nuraghe Mannu, Serra Orrios and Tiscali
Cut-rate ticket (1.50 €) - children and teenagers (6 - 17 years)
Photograph by Fabrizio Delussu - Archaeological Museum of Dorgali