From 11 July, after almost 20 years of closure, the MANN (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) finally re-opens to the public. The museum is one of the oldest collections of antiquities in the world, dating back to the Magna Graecia times and collecting more than 400 pieces, exposed in what was then the ancient Royal Bourbon Museum from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The whole collection is kept an important example of artistic and cultural heritage of southern Italy and Campania region in pre Roman times: it illustrates a portrait of social and political structures and the relationships between the various communities of the area. Among the main features of the exhibition the votive offerings from Locri are outstanding, in particular the items from the sanctuary in the Parapezza precinct dedicated to the goddess Demeter, an example of the importance of religious ritual in Magna Graecia’s society.

Get more information about the visit of the museum and other private services in Naples contacting us at info@romeanditaly.it.

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