Campania in the Roman age

The new section, dedicated to Campania in the Roman age, will be housed in the galleries on the ground floor and it will exhibit about two hundreds objects from the main towns in ancient Campania, both from the Vesuvian area, like Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the Campi Flegrei, like Cumae, Baiae and Pozzuoli, as well as some inland centers like ancient Capua, today called Santa Maria Capua Vetere.

The objective of the display is to reproduce some of the original, early imperial age contexts, with all their decorative elements – sculptures, murals, inscriptions – in order to shape the idea of the original buildings where civil and religious life took place, with an insight into self-representation and self-celebration ideals of the elite, responsible for the creation of those buildings.

Among some of the materials on display, there are the sculptures which decorated the amphitheatre of ancient Capua, the wall-frescoes from the basilica of Herculaneum and the very famous bronze quadriga, also from Herculaneum, never exhibited before.

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