Hippana Archaeological Museum in Prizzi
The Hippana Archaeological Museum in Prizzi houses numerous artifacts found in the ancient city of Hippana, founded by the Sicans around the 7th century BC. and destroyed in the 3rd century BC. at the hands of the Romans.
The museum is divided into three sections: archaeological, paleontological and mineralogical.
In the archaeological section, the finds found in the archaeological area of Hippana are exhibited. Among the exhibits, of particular historical and artistic importance are: the fragments of two tiaras in gilded silver on a bronze support dated to the second half of the 4th century BC, coming from the western necropolis of the city of Hippana; a pyx dated to the second half of the 4th century BC, which presents on one side the image of a seated woman and on the other side a male figure in a dance step; a gilded silver plate dated to the second half of the 4th century BC. depicting a three-faced face, believed to have been set in the hilt of a dagger.
In the paleontological section fossils from various Sicilian paleontological deposits are exhibited, some of which are located in the Prizzi area.< br>The mineralogical section displays a rich and multifaceted collection of minerals from mineral deposits in Sardinia.