The lower level presents the most interesting aspects of the necropolis in: “The World of the Dead”.
The exposition begins with The well tomb “The Prato Rosello Warrior” that begins the golden era of Artimino between the end of the 8th century BC and beginning of the 7th century BC.
More artifacts from other tombs at the Prato Rosello necropolis follow many of which have never been shown to the public before: all of those coming from the burial chamber of Tumulus B, those from Tumulus D,H,Z,W, X and other objects from the area surrounding Tumulus A, in addition to the artifacts from Tumulus C that includes the famous bucchero incense burner and the balsamari series.
One section is dedicated to funeral sculptural from the Archaic Age, with artifacts that take visitors from the area around the Grumaggio farm to the extraordinary Grumaggio symposium to funeral sculpture in the Hellenistic age.
A large area is dedicated to the Comeana necropolis, with the Boschetti tumulus and the grandiose Montefortini tumulus with two tombs that housed wonderful artifacts, many of which are visible to the public for the first time: two incense burners and a series of plates and cups in bucchero, beautifully decorated, the extraordinary turquoise glass cup, elements in bronze and an exceptional series of ivory objects: storied platelletes, pyxes, male and female figures, animals– both real and imaginary, drilled elements
Many graves in which it was possible to recover portions of their kits in burials lacking most of the monumental structure. One can see on this page the famous incense burner from the Tumulus ‘bucchero’ C, a breastplate of brass and a biconical vase from Tumulus B.
The territory of Artimino returned some fine examples of his sculptures from the Archaic period covered in the class of so-called “stones of Fiesole”. It is possible to see in this page a sandstone stele and a memorial stone.
In 1942 it was found occasionally in place of a tomb Grumaggio jar that has returned valuable artifacts. It is possible to see on this page to a large crater with red figures painted columns with scenes of Dionysian world.
The discovery of funeral urns in the Parish of St. Leonard demonstrates the existence of a Hellenistic necropolis nearby. It is possible to see on this page one of the urns carved with a representation of the journey to the underworld.
The old road Comeana, following the right bank of Ombrone was probably the limit of large farms, whose owners were presented to the traveler with the burial mound for them and their families is in this area that have been found finds of rare beauty.
You can observe in this page a plaque decorated with engraved ivory, olla cineraria, a small sculpture of a winged lion and a female figure carved in ivory in the round, a plaque coated ivory carved in low relief, a pyx of ivory, a cup of turquoise glass.