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National Archaeological Museum: photos, description (National Archeological Museum)

National Archaeological Museum is housed in a spacious building, erected in 1586 by the architect of the Fountain for the Royal stables, converted for the University. In the early nineteenth century it was converted into a Museum, which housed the art collections of the Farnese family of Parma. With the arrival in Naples of the most important archaeological finds from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae whole Assembly was placed in the present building.

In 1860, the Museum opened to the public. In 1980, during an earthquake, the Museum collection was badly damaged and restoration work is still going on.

The Museum houses a rich collection of Pompeian mosaics, archaeological finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, including a collection of "Erotic art of Pompeii".