On the East Coast of Corsica, definitely make your way to Aléria. This treasure was discovered in 1840 by Prosper Mérimée, the inspector general of historical monuments of the time, but it was in the 20th century that proper archaeological digs took place on the ruins of this ancient Roman city, capital of the island in antiquity.
In the early 1960s, some 200 tombs were discovered in a pre-Roman necropolis, located a bit south of the site. You can admire them at the Jérôme Carcopino Archaeological Museum located within the Fort of Matra, a 16th-century fortress where you will also find other objects unearthed at Aléria such as busts, silver sculptures and pottery. The museum and visit of the grounds will give you a glimpse into daily life at the time.
Aléria Archaeological site
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