National Archaeological Museum of Chieti

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National Archaeological Museum of Chieti

Since 1959, the National Archaeological Museum of Chieti has been housed in the neoclassical Villa Frigeri, in the green area of the Villa Comunale. It represents the most important archaeological collection in Abruzzo, known internationally for the warrior of Capestrano (6th century BC), a funeral stele of exceptional importance for the study of the Italic or sannitic populations, who settled on the territory before the Roman invasion. On the ground floor there is the section dedicated to Roman iconography in the region, where the colossal statue of Hercules emerges (I century BC). from the Alba Fucens excavations.

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Museo archeologico nazionale a ChietiAccanto è raccolto il lapidario romano, che comprende il notevole letto funerario in osso, ritrovato a Collelongo, e il monumento funebre di Lusius Storax.

Sempre a pianterreno è esposta parte della collezione Pansa, tipico esempio di collezionismo otto-novecentesco (bronzi, gioielli, vetri, avori), e la raccolta numismatica, costituita da circa 15.000 pezzi dal IV secolo a.C. al XIX secolo. Al primo piano sono esposti reperti rinvenuti in necropoli protostoriche del territorio abruzzese (Campovalano, Penna S. Andrea, Capestrano, Alfedena, Le Castagne, Scurcola Marsicana e Pennapiedimonte, Nocciano, Civitella Casanova); si segnalano in particolare le stele funerarie da Pelle S. Andrea (V secolo a.C.).

 

Museo archeologico nazionale a ChietiNext to it is the Roman lapidary, which includes the remarkable burial bed in bone, found in Collelongo, and the funeral monument of Lusius Storax. Also on the ground floor is part of the Pansa collection, a typical example of nineteenth-century collecting (bronzes, jewellery, glass, ivories), and the numismatic collection, consisting of about 15,000 pieces from the fourth century BC. to the 19th century. On the first floor there are exhibits found in proto-historical necropolis of the Abruzzo territory (Campovalano, Penna S. Andrea, Capestrano, Alfedena, Le Castagne, Scurcola Marsicana and Pennapiedimonte, Nocciano, Civitella Casanova); in particular the funerary stelae by Pelle S. Andrea (V century BC).).

National Archaeological Museum
Municipal villa, 3. Tel. 0871 330955.
Visited every day from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Guided tours by appointment only.

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