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Naples National Archeological Museum
- Naples National Archeological Museum
- Alt Name:
- Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Napoli, Pozzuoli, Ercolano,
- Pompeii, Herculaneum,
Stabiae, Villa Poppaea,
about Naples National Archeological Museum
The Naples National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) holds a comprehensive collection of Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts, including most of the pieces found in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
Some of the most famous exhibits at the Naples National Archaeological Museum include mosaics from the Roman towns and cities destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 AD, Greek sculptures by artists such as Calamis and Nesiotes and the third largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. Also popular is the Secret Cabinet, an exhibit of erotic Roman art and The Placentarius sculpture.
Look out for the mosaics of the House of the Faun, which include depictions of Alexander the Great battling Darius III.
The building which houses the Naples National Archaeological Museum was constructed in the 16th century and was used in the 1750’s by King Charles III of Spain as a cavalry barracks.
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Address: Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135 Napoli
Phone: +39 081 292823
The Naples National Archaeological Museum is served by several metro station, the nearest of which is the Museo station on line 1. Piazza Cavour metro station is just down the road, served by line 2.
National Archaeological Museum’s main collection is open daily except Tuesdays, 9am-7:30pm, although other collections may only be open 1:30pm. Admission costs €9.
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