The museum is located in Chieti in an elegant neoclassical villa designed from’ Neapolitan architect Errico Riccio at the behest of Baron Ferrante Frigerj in 1830 .
L’ building dominates a small hill, originally a farmland ownedà Frigerj family of localized to’ outside the city walls, a short distance from Porta S. Andrea, l’ southern entrance of the cityà ;,ù now no more; existing. From the summità of the hill you can enjoy a breathtaking view and you can admire both the public garden with the buildings profile of the old town is the majestic mountain massif of the Majella with the valley below.
In 1864, l’ property became propertyà ; Municipal school and was home. In the 1959 , thanks to the’ interest of’ then superintendent archaeologist Valerio Cianfarani ,è become National Archaeological Museum and in 2014è He was assigned to the State Museums of’ Abruzzo.
All’ outside the visitor can memorize options observe the lining of the facades, in smooth ashlar brick on the ground floor and in simple brick in the remaining levels. The main facade, facing the cityà ;,è crowned by a small temple. All’ interiorè exposed the più Abruzzo important archaeological collection, available through the new museum, set up in 2011 and expanded in 2014 following presentation criteria that favor the ethnic and topographical aspects of the ancient peoples of the region. On the ground floor the visitor potrà study issues related to the ancient and, in particular statuary, potrà contemplate the famous Warrior Capistrano , an artistic masterpiece of the sixth century BC, at whichè dedicated the hall“ Beyond theà time&rdquo ;. L’ exhibition hallè He was treated by’ artist Mimmo Palladino, who states: “ I almost wanted to cleanse the Warrior from the meaning that determines it historically and date. Who looks at him he should take suggestions that go là its chronological position ”. On the ground floorè also a rich numismatic section and the nineteenth-century Pansa collection , with heterogeneous objects.
On the first floor are presented the relics found in più Relevant Abruzzo archaeological contexts dating from the proto-historic phases and the High Middle Ages - especially cemeteries and shrines - and the visitor potrà ;, therefore, to explore the material culture of the Vestini , the Peligni , the Marrucini and Carricini . Through the monumental staircase back downstairs and continue the visit to explore the ancient peoples of’ Abruzzo observing the artifacts of Sabine , the Frentani , the < strong> Equi and Marsi .