Molise is rich of archeological evidence, coming from various periods: from Prehistory up to the Roman Period.
The oldest man who lived in Europe was the Homo Aeserniensis, which various remains have been found in Isernia. Those remains are today kept in the Santa Maria delle Monache Museum, together with other roman remains.
From the roman period we have many sites, such as Sepino, Venafro, Larino and Altilia, where are situated theatres, forum, cathedrals and spas, vivid examples of the presence of Romans in the Sannio area.
Then we have proof of Samnite presence, thanks to the italic temple of Pietrabbondante at 1000 metres above the sea level up to the medioeval period, with archeological sites of S. Vincenzo al Volturno with the crypt of the Abbot Epifanio with frescoes dating back the the IX century.
For those who like religious architecture and sacred art, Molise is full of surprises: there are works of Romanic, baroque and Neoclassical origin, and many small rural churches all around the territory.
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