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This place is a MUST not only for experts in archeology

The truth is I am a big fan of archeology and history, but the other people in the group did not... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Altamura man really lies in his cave

The composition known as Altamura man is a creation based on the skeleton discovered in the caves... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The truth is I am a big fan of archeology and history, but the other people in the group did not care about it before we entered this museum. We had a nice walking trip in the countryside and this exhibition was a great surprise...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

The composition known as Altamura man is a creation based on the skeleton discovered in the caves and remaining there. The rest of the archeological museum is a testament to the transmission of knowledge across time. A wonderful, well-labeled series of exhibits offering context for...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

You can hold an actual sabre toothed tiger skull. Very interesting and little known attraction in a very picturesque spot en route to the Pulo.

Thank Agent17Sparkle
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience. I did enjoying visiting the museum. The tour is run by very knowledgeable staff. I will raccomand it to family and friends!

Thank Ivan D
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Although Altamura Man is not physically here (he's still embedded in a layer of calcite underground!) there is a very informative 15-minute 3D film of his fossilized remains, as well as enthusiastic visitor centre guides, to tell you all about him. A worthwhile and unusual...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I was also hoping to see the dinosaur footprints and the prehistoric man but they are not in this museum, despite the misleading dinosaur decorations at the front entrance. Entrance is free, and we were shown a video about the discovery of the prehistoric man...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 25 July 2015

25 July, both main attractions, Altamura men and dinosaurs exibit are closed due renovation until Oct 15. Website was probably last time updated by the man himself. Rest of exhibition is small, compared with Taranto Museo Nazionale Archeologico 50 km away.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

good to visit becouse can see old history of this beautiful city of Altamura,you can take a guided tour and see the remains of a prehistoric man found in a cave

Thank WangTony
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Not far from historical centre is this small but we'll presented museum. Free admission but very interesting. This is not where altamura man is located but still worth a visit and information can be obtained ed about altamura man.

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