The National Archaeological Museum Of Sperlonga
The National Archaeological Museum of Sperlonga collects statues that once adorned the ancient Villa of Tiberius, the adopted son of Augustus, whose archaeological remains are included in the tour of the Museum path. During the construction of a coastal road near the famous Grotto of Tiberius, it was discovered a large amount of fragments of marble statues, extraordinary for the quality and size of the blocks. The fragments in some cases belonged to the Greek original statues from the Hellenistic period and the museum was built specifically to keep them. The villa of Tiberius, from which the artifacts, was made up of several buildings arranged in terraces facing the sea. The famous cave was one of the environments that correlated the villa with the sea through a spectacular sequence of seawater pools adorned by sculptures. The collection of the Archaeological Museum of Sperlonga includes precious artifacts, fragments of an inscription unearthed in fact carried the names of sculptors Agesander, Atanodoro and Polidoro, the authors of the Laocoon, now on display at the Vatican Museums.