S.O.M.A.

Comenius project
2013-2014 school year
1
st
school exchange
November 28 – December 7, 2013
Visit to the National Archaeological Museum and
Cappella Sansevero

December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
It is the most important
Italian archaeological museum.
The museum contains a large
collection of Roman artifacts from
Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum.
The greater part of the museum's
classical sculpture collection
largely comes from the Farnese
Marbles, important since they
include Roman copies of classical
Greek sculpture.
December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Farnese Marbles
Hercules at rest

Roman copy of a
Greek statue made
by Lysippos in 4
th

century B C. It was
found at the Baths of
Caracalla

December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Farnese Marbles
Farnese bull
Hellenistic sculpture by Apollonius of Trailles,
made in the 2
nd
century BC, which represents
the myth of Dirce. She was tied to a wild bull by
the sons of Antiope, who wanted to punish her
for the ill-treatment inflicted on their mother.
December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Farnese Marbles
The Venus Callipyge is
a Roman Hellenistic
marble statue thought to
be a copy of an older
Greek original made of
bronze, dating to the 1st
century BC


December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Farnese Marbles
The Farnese Atlas is a 2nd-century
Roman marble copy of an Hellenistic
sculpture of Atlas kneeling with the
celestial spheres.


December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Gabinetto Segreto


The term Secret Museum or Secret
Cabinet (Gabinetto Segreto)
principally refers to the collection
of erotic or sexually explicit finds
from Pompeii.


December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Villa dei Papiri

Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, one of
the largest and most lavish Roman
residences ever to be explored, excavated
at the wishes of Charles of Bourbon
between 1750 and 1764. Apart from the
extraordinary collection of works of art,
the villa has a notable library of papyri
with Greek and Latin texts.
December 4
th
, 2013
Visit to the Cappella Sansevero
The Cappella Sansevero is a chapel north of
the church of San Domenico Maggiore, in the
historic center of Naples. The chapel houses
almost thirty works of art, among which is Christ
Veiled under a Shroud by Giuseppe Sanmartino.

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