Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Paestum

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In Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, learn how the ancient city of Paestum evolved from a Greek colony into a thriving Roman one. Established as a single-room structure in 1952, the museum today features various areas detailing life in the ancient city. The Roman Section looks at themes such as urban planning, public monuments, and political structures; Sculptures from the Temple of Hera at the Sele features metopes--decorative architectural elements--from the site's ancient Greek sanctuary complex; and the Tomb of the Diver showcases the only example of an ancient Greek painting of the Magna Grecia. Although the well-preserved ruins remain the stars of the Paestum complex, the museum enriches the visitor experience by providing important context. Using our international travel planner, Paestum attractions like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This houses all the artefacts from the ruins excavation and gives history of the area too. Brings the ruins to life more. We spent about 45 mins walking round, staff kept saying 30mins to us at the...  more »
  • Fascinating to be in front of pieces of history like the Tomb of the Diver. Lots of wonderful artifacts to see and ponder the life that once was. A worthwhile visit to round out a trip to Paestum.....  more »
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  • Very good place! It's amazing how well kept the temples are! The museum is also good by the way. Touring across the whole compound takes approximately 3 hours but it's totally worth it. A superb experience, worth a try!
  • Very nice relatively small museum, with the metopes of the Heraion Argive (sanctuary of Hera) found nearby. They are situated on top of an inner wall, displayed in the same fashion as if they were on a Greek temple. A lot of graves, including 'la tomba del tuffatore' (The diver's tomb). On the second storey, you'll find the archeological finds of Roman Paestum.
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