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National Archaeological Museum of Naples - Amazon on horseback

This is the National Archeological Museum of Naples.

 

It was our first stop of the day in Naples.

  

The Naples National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) is a museum in Naples, southern Italy, at the northwest corner of the original Greek wall of the city of Neapolis. The museum contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. The collection includes works of the highest quality produced in Greek, Roman and Renaissance times. It is the most important Italian archaeological museum.

 

Charles III of Spain founded the museum in the 1750s. The building he used for it had been erected as a cavalry barracks and during its time as the seat of the University of Naples (from 1616 to 1777) was extended, in the late 18th century.

 

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

  

From the main corridor we turned right into a section with loads of Roman statues in a least three galleries on the ground floor.

 

Amazon on horseback

2nd century AD copy of a Greek original of the 2nd century BC

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Taken on July 1, 2012