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Naples National Archaeological Museum: Go on a journey into the history of Italy!


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  • Farnese Atlas: This masterpiece is a statue of Atlas holding the sky and is the oldest known depiction of the celestial sphere.
  • Mosaic of Alexander the Great: This mosaic was recovered from Pompeii and depicts the highly symbolic battle between Alexander the Great and Darius III.
  • Remains of the Temple of Isis: Artifacts from the Temple of Isis that were excavated in Pompeii.
  • Statue of Mercury: This beautifully crafted statue symbolizes the messenger of the gods and embodies the Roman penchant for reproducing Greek originals while carrying their unique artistic significance.

National Archaeological Museum in Naples: a mosaic of historical masterpieces

What awaits you on site

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When you think of Naples, pizza may come to mind. But for history buffs, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples is the ultimate gem of the city. The museum houses a proud selection of artifacts from the ancient Greco-Roman world. From finely crafted ceramics to sculptures, each artifact is a testament to the artistic talent of ancient civilizations. 

The collection is divided into four sections: 1. the Farnese Collection: Greek and Roman sculptures from Campania - including the impressive sculptures of Hercules and Atlas, 2. the Egyptian Collection, 3. the Secret Cabinet: an extensive collection of ancient Roman erotic frescoes, vases and artefacts from Pompeii, 4. finds from the Bay of Naples, prehistoric finds and finds and copies from Pompeii, such as the papyri from the Villa dei Papiri.

One of the museum's biggest attractions is the extraordinary collection of frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum. These colorful murals provide a detailed insight into the lives, hopes and artistic interests of the inhabitants of these ancient cities. The subjects range from everyday life and mythology to landscapes and portraits, with each painting telling a unique story.

Where do I have to go?

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Piazza Museo 19, 80135 Naples (NA)

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    Daily: 9:00 - 19.30, closed on Tuesdays 
  • Accessibility: The museum is accessible for wheelchair users. Visitors with disabilities and visitors with special needs (pregnant women, elderly people with reduced mobility) have the right to skip the queue.

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