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Samnite Provincial Museum

Samnite Museum

The Samnite Museum , the oldest museum institution in the Molise region, is currently located in the historic center of Campobasso in the building once belonging to the noble Neapolitan Mazzarotta family. Inaugurated on September 24, 1882, after various vicissitudes, during the Second World War most of the material was stolen and only 560 pieces were saved from the original heritage. Reopened in 1995, the museum houses a large part of the regional archaeological collection , set up according to an exhibition itinerary based on chronological and thematic criteria. The materials on display, coming from excavations and archaeological research carried out throughout the Molise area, offer a significant overview not only of the domestic, religious and funerary culture of the Samnite communities, but also of the testimonies of Roman and medieval times, such as the very rich tombs of Bulgarian knights found in the Piana di Bojano. The Samnite Museum therefore intends to tell the millenary history of these places, promoting knowledge through an inclusive and multimedia experience.

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Address

Via Chiarizia, 12
86100 Campobasso

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Discover all the locations: Direzione regionale Musei Molise


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