Archaeological Museum of Naples shows visitors things they can no longer see in Pompeii: an overwhelming treasure trove of artworks and everyday objects that once filled the houses of Pompeii with colour and life.
The sensational frescoes and mosaics, the delicate ornaments, the myths of gods and heroes which adorned the Pompeiian world – a world of grace and beauty.
Pots and pans, locks and drinking glasses, water faucets and books – the details that tell us about the lives of the Romans at the foot of Vesuvius. And about their erotic fantasies, so explicit that they were kept under lock and key for decades.
And then there are the incomparable works of classical art – in addition to the finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum they include the monumental sculptures from the Farnese Collection.
The treasures in the National Archaeological Museum bring the world of Pompeii and Herculaneum back to life, and tell the exciting story of its rediscovery.