La Civitella Archaeological Museum

The museum is housed in the neoclassical Villa Frigeri, inserted in the green area of ​​the municipal Villa. The most important archaeological collection in Abruzzo is on display, the most representative piece of which is the famous Capestrano Warrior (6th century BC), a funerary stele of exceptional importance for the study of Italic or Samnite populations, who settled on the territory before the Roman invasion.
In the section dedicated to Roman iconography in the region, the colossal statue of Hercules (1st century BC) emerges from the excavations of Alba Fucens. Of particular note are the Pansa collection, a typical example of eight-twentieth-century collectibles (bronzes, jewels, glass, ivories), and the numismatic collection, made up of about 15,000 pieces from the 4th century BC to the nineteenth century. On the first floor are exhibits found in protohistoric necropolis of the Abruzzo region (Campovalano, Penna S. Andrea, Capestrano, Alfedena, Le Castagne, Scurcola Marsicana and Pennapiedimonte, Nocciano, Civitella Casanova); particularly noteworthy are the funerary steles from Penna S. Andrea (5th century BC). The Museum’s activity includes temporary exhibitions, conferences and conferences.
Address: Villa Comunale, Chieti Tel. 0871 / 331668-330955 Visible from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.00. Guided tours by appointment (Tel. 0871 349968/330955).

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