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"The Sannio?s Museum" Benevento Things to Do Tip by egicom05

Benevento Things to Do: 6 reviews and 10 photos

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Founded in 1873, after a first placing of the collection in the 4th century building ,the Rocca dei Rettori (Rector’s fortress), the Sannio’s museum had a second monumental centre: the Saint Sofia’s Benedectine Abbey.
The Sanniti’s room houses important find of the Benevento’s longobard necropolis of the 7th century b.C., tools, necklaces, dresses and gold coins of the Longobard èra mint with dukes and princes images.
in the greek sculture room there are important testimony of the pre-roman culture in the ancient Sannio, that compare each other with those of greek and magno-greek of 5t and 4th century b.C. with greek sculpture or roman copies of greek statues.
Finds of a wide sannitical necropolis come from Caudium and include greek pottery and figures that go up since at the 9th century b.C.
The Iside’s room
Moreover a big testimony of the egyptian divinity worship with a large discovery of Egyptian sculpture more numerous for quantity and quality finding out of the Egypt. There are paintings of priests, sphinxes, hawks, divinity, obelisks, lions, architectural pieces and little statues of imperial personalities.
Moreover in the modern art department there are local’s artists works and objects of Neapolitan area since 16th to 20th century.
The museum is opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 9-13. Ticket is 2 euros.
[Egicom05 – by Campania Mia]

Directions: By train: from the central railway station ( to S.Sofia square by foot is about 1 Km) .
By bus or car: take the tangenziale-exit “Benevento-centro” follow “centro” signs at the 2nd traffic lights go straight for 200 mt

Phone: +39 0824 28831

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