National Archaeological Museum

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The building dates back to 1700 Clement XIII, It was built by the command of the garrison and then became the seat of the National Archaeological Museum of Civitavecchia.

The museum is on three floors.

 

Ground floor

You can admire many ancient statues, including the copy of Apollo (from the 1st century) Santa Marinella found during excavations of Villa Simonetti.

Another sculpture is a significant new replica Athena Parthenos of Fidia (dating from the second century), whose head is now on display at the Louvre museum and is coming from the villa of Ulpiano.

In this plan, There are some marble heads, among which we note that of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius young and also many legends of origin varies.

 

On the first floor

On display are bronze artifacts and pottery from Centum Cellae (Civitavecchia) and some neighboring towns.

For the production of metal and ceramic, There is a varied assortment oggettistico, in which there was an elegant gold earring, a chalice (decorated with “technical ceramics imprinted”) and a glass container of modest size which was used in antiquity to contain balms and scented oils, called “balsamario” with female figure kneeling.

 

On the second floor

There are materials from different backgrounds divided into chronological order among which we highlight of relics from the prehistoric times as an ossuary biconical and one of type “gabled”, both the seventh century A.C..

Among the bronze artifacts in the room, we can see a number of fibulas, a special helmet and some mirrors bearing various engravings

As for the ceramic processing there are some red and black-figure vases of great importance and medieval pottery found in the area of the fortress of Civitavecchia attributed to Donato di Pascuccio D'Antonio said “Bramante” (Italian painter and architect)

 

On the third floor

You can find an area used for the restoration of archaeological relics

Archaeological Museum


 

Archaeological Museum

Free entrance


Ideal to rediscover ancient history in a modern building

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