Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Paestum

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In Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, learn how the ancient city of Paestum evolved from a Greek colony into a thriving Roman one. Established as a single-room structure in 1952, the museum today features various areas detailing life in the ancient city. The Roman Section looks at themes such as urban planning, public monuments, and political structures; Sculptures from the Temple of Hera at the Sele features metopes--decorative architectural elements--from the site's ancient Greek sanctuary complex; and the Tomb of the Diver showcases the only example of an ancient Greek painting of the Magna Grecia. Although the well-preserved ruins remain the stars of the Paestum complex, the museum enriches the visitor experience by providing important context. Using our international travel planner, Paestum attractions like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum actually has a lot in it. The amount of artefacts in it excavated from the local area was impressive. To think of how the colors survived all these years on the painted tombs is... 
    This museum actually has a lot in it. The amount of artefacts in it excavated from the local area was impressive. To think of how the colors survived all these years on the painted tombs is...  more »
  • This houses all the artefacts from the ruins excavation and gives history of the area too. Brings the ruins to life more. We spent about 45 mins walking round, staff kept saying 30mins to us at the... 
    This houses all the artefacts from the ruins excavation and gives history of the area too. Brings the ruins to life more. We spent about 45 mins walking round, staff kept saying 30mins to us at the...  more »
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  • Outstanding experence for lovers of antics. A must see.
  • Interesting museum. Well kept pieces and information.

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