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The show

Fifty years have passed since 1969, when the man landed on the Moon, and the Archeological celebrates this anniversary with the refined exhibition route "MANN on the moon", scheduled in the Atrium of the Museum from Thursday 18 July (presentation at 17, on the occasion of the opening of the MANNCaffé to the public on September 30th.

The exhibition, curated by Laura Forte and Maria Lucia Giacco, archaeologist officials of the MANN, and Alessandra Pagliano (professor Diarc-Department of Architecture of the University of Frederick II), starts from the narration of lunar iconography in classical antiquity: twenty finds, in many cases coming from the rich deposits of the MANN, they retrace, in a cultured and suggestive process, the different representations of Artemis and Selene.

An impressive sarcophagus, an apulian masked crater, some silver lararium statuettes, marbles depicting Artemis and Selene, terracotta lamps and frescoes dedicated to Endymion and Selene stand out in the display.

In dialogue with the ancient finds, there are also precious watercolors and tempera by Giuseppe Abbate and Giuseppe Marsigli: these nineteenth-century works, belonging to the Drawings Archive of the MANN, reproduce the iconography of the Pompeian frescoes included in the exhibit.

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Museo n.18/19
80135 Napoli


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