The National Archaeological Museum in Crotone is an archaeological museum run by the General Directorate of Museums and is located in the medieval walled city, corresponding to the ancient Croton Acropolis. It was opened to the public in 1968, starting from the material of the previous state collection, exhibited for several decades in the so-called Regio Civic Museum of Crotone, with significant pieces of the whole area of Magna Graecia. The original nucleus had been composed mainly of material from unofficial excavations and the antiquarian market; only later came together various finds from excavations carried out in cities, necropolis and settlements. The museum exhibits materials from the Neolithic era, such as stone axes and obsidian scrapers from Petilia Policastro; of remarkable relief the fragment of Mineric-Mycenae ceramic from Capo Piccolo, an important settlement of the Bronze Age discovered in 1977 and then investigated by Domenico Marino; always in the prehistoric section, but at the age of the iron, belong the jugular jugs, the fibules and the rare instruments found in the tombs of Cirò. Of great importance are the two raised axes of the ancient bronze age from the Roccabernarda / Petilia Policastro Rose Timpon and the lockers, dating to the age of the bronze and bronze age, asce and bronze artifacts. The Greek era is documented with many finds. Archaic times are corinthian vases and various ceramic fragments: of black-figure penthouses, of a chalcedony vase. Other ceramics come from various Lucania centers, Apulia and Etruria. Crotone comes from a variety of prehistoric and protostorical materials, an archaic ephod with Gorgon's head, a jerky young head, a small altar with Hercules in the fight with the Centaurs, various votive reliefs, red-figure ceramics, an oscillation and bronzes of Hercules in assault wearing the leontè. A 29-denominator chariot is written in Greek, while two bronze spearhead tips, probable trophies, bear the inscriptions "Anthropos son of Teognide" and "Eschilo son of Echesteneto". From the urban area of Crotone comes a votive relief, sculpted on a marble slab of Naxos depicting the goddess Hera. An entire section is dedicated to the finds from the Hera sanctuary to the Cape Column: among the objects exhibited numerous votive objects, fragments of marble and terracotta architectural decorations and fragments of sculptures. The fragment of an overdubbed black figure stands out. From November 2009, it hosts the extraordinary bronze Askos in the shape of Sirena (V century BC), coming from the Muruges of Strongoli, returned by the Getty Museum in Malibu, and the other bronze askos of the 6th century BC, always in the form of Siren, coming from Kroton's southern chora. There are only three specimens known worldwide: two of these are therefore kept in Crotone. Among the finds of the Roman era are two large marble tanks, from the load of marbles wrecked at Punta Scifo. and a base of honorary statue, with epigraph, found during the construction of the church of San Giuseppe, in the historic center. Two other marble bases, found in the historic center of Crotone near the Castle, were taken to the Provincial Museum of Catanzaro where they are exhibited. The museum has been guarded since 2012 by the small but extraordinarily interesting, Horus Egyptian stele on crocodiles. Other sections document the other sanctuaries of the area: the one said of Sant'Anna in loc. Manches of the Vozza, located at the springs of the river Esaro, that of Apollo Aleo in Krimisa (Punta Alice in Cirò Marina), the Doric temple of Caulonia and an area of worship at Punta Stilo. Medieval ages from the municipal territory are exposed in the premises of the subcampanca barracks in the castle of Carlo V.