Exhibitions

Archeological Area

Explore the permanent exhibition of Saint Agnes: a selection of archeological artifact discovered in the subsoil of the church.

Restoration of the Saint Agnes church, archeological excavation of the main nave.

Restoration of the Saint Agnes church, main nave.

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Restoration of the Saint Agnes church, archeological excavation of the main nave.

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Restoration of the Saint Agnes church, main nave.

The idea of ​​the restoration is to bring back and respect the signs of time that the former church shows us; first of all the church gate , an important craftmade works characterized by the small sculpture of Saint Agnes and the decorated jambs realized at the end of 15th Century by Giovanni Maria Mosca. During the archeological excavation were funded artifact in the beneath the surface: some grave of 13th and 15th Century, in two differents levels of surface, and fresco’s fragments, probably date back to the 14th Century, attributable to Giotto’s influence, even now subject of study by the Superintendency.

Among the tombs some important names of Paduan personalities were found, such as Patriarchi – author of one of the first dictionaries of the Venetian dialect – Italian (Florentine). Furthermore, during the archaeological excavations at a depth of two meters was found a trace of a Roman road which was decided to preserve and make part of the permanent exhibition in the historical area.

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