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“Pompeii treasures”

National Archaeological Museum of Naples
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Ranked #20 of 505 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This museum has all of the interesting finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, both doomed cities after the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
Sydney, Australia
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“Pompeii treasures”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

You must go here before seeing Pompeii. They have all the original important findings from the site.

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing Pompeii Artifacts!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This museum was only a ten minute walk from our hotel and is well worth a visit! The building the museum is housed in is absolutely beautiful! The Pompeii exhibits are breathtaking. It really gives you a good idea of what Pompeii really must have been like. We went to visit Pompeii before the museum, but it might be neat to reverse the two and visit the museum first. It was a nice museum that wasn't very crowded. Also, we stopped by just before leaving Naples, and there were plenty of taxis lining the streets outside. A must-see when in Naples!

Visited January 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“If you like antique statues a must see”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Wonderful collection of ancient art. You can see a lot of the pieces rescued from Pompeii here. I just wonder how they removed all the frescos without damaging them.

Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“National Archaeology Musuem Naples- a serious wow!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This has got to be one of the major 'must see' exhibitions in the south of Italy. Certainly it complements the much visited excavations at Pompeii, Herculaneum and one or two other minor sites and greatly enriches the experience and understanding of the lives and lifestyle of the people who lived there some 1900 years ago. I would go as far as to say that if you haven't visited this museum you have not fully experienced Pompeii and Herculaneum. We visited in January 2013, and found no more than 20 visitors in the whole place, which says a lot for going out of season, but also speaks to the lack of awareness of the musuem. . The Museum is housed in a very fine building, once a military barracks and then an art college. Rooms are mostly large , spacious, high ceilinged. Many of the objects, sculptures large and small, mozaics, frescoes, bronze, glass, obsidian, etc, are in extremely fine condition, which is amazing given that the whole area was buried under the ash of the Vesuvius eruption of AD 79.

There is a special room, the Gabinetto Secreto (Secret Cabinet), which displays erotic pictures, frescos and bronze objects, including domestic things like lamps. It has had a history of being closed to the general public (too shocking) but is now open.

There is much to be thrilled by; I especially liked several glass dishes and a wonderful drinking cup carved from obsidiian (volcanic glass) decorated with inlays of coral, malachite, lapis lazuli, carelian, jasper, golden thread .

Naples is an amazing city but sadly in a state of considerable dereliction. This museum stands out as an oasis in a rather sad area of urban decay, but very well worth the effort of getting to it.

There was no problem taking photos so long as flash wasn't used. Entrance is free for over 65s who present their passport or other proof of citizenship of an EU country.

Visited January 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Top Class Ancient Stuff Here”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fantastic archeological museum with all the finds and pictures and mosaics from pompeii as well as loads of roman copies of ancient greek statues. It really complements as visit to pompeii as you see the original mosaics that you saw copies of in situ. You must not miss this if you visited pompeii.

Visited January 2013
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