Museo archeologico dell'antica Capua
Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE)
via Roberto d’Angiò, 48
Territorio: Caserta e Matese
- Tel. +39 0823 844206
- Fax. +39 081 7410067
The historical venue of the museum stands on one of Capua’s most ancient settlement, occupied at first by the Torre di Sant’Erasmo during the Longobard era, royal stable and archive under Robert of Naples, military camp and Istituto di Incremento Ippico. The museum inaugurated in 1995 contains archaeological finds coming from the excavations carried out on the territories around Capua during the second half of the 20th century. Twelve halls, illustrative panels and legends allow the visitors to retrace the history of the territory from the I millennium B.C. to the IX century A.C., a period of decline for the city. From Bronze Age to Iron Age, from the archaic period to the Etruscan civilization, from the Sunnite populations to the Roman period, a history full of influences and changes retraceable through the objects on display. Votive sculptures, weapons, golden jewels, grave goods, bronze vases, the reconstruction of a tomb crypt with a natural size fresco of the dead, red figure chinaware, votive medals, architectonic elements and many other objects preserved in the archaeological museum of ancient Capua.
Opening hours: 9am - 7pm Closing days: on Monday, on January 1, on May 1 and on December 25