National Archeological Museum of Paestum

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Via Magna Grecia, Paestum, Italy

National Archeological Museum of Paestum Reviews

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Uncrowded and interesting Museum Dec 31, 2006
The Museum consists of various sections which allow the visitor to retrace the Greek,Lucanian and Roman history of the city.

The most interesting findings displayed there, are:

-the archaic Metopes of the Hera's Temple

-the Diver's Tomb

-the Lucanian painted tombs

-bronze vases

The diver's tomb ,dated about 470 BC,found near the ancient walls in 1968, consists of 4 walls occupied by banquet related scenes and a diver painted on the covering slab,representing a plunge into the afterlife.

It is the only example of Greek frescoe painting with human beeings and the only one of the Classical and Archaic periods entirely preserved.

The decoration of the Lucanians tombs reveal a wealth of details concerning everyday life such as funeral rites,sporting contests,work in the fields,hunting scenes...

Are also displayed sculptures,coins,prehistoric material..

Entrance:4 euro(museum only)

6,5 euro(museum and archaelogical areas)
Paestum Museum Italy
Paestum Museum Italy
Paestum Museum Italy
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