An important exhibition of recently restored works from the Archaeological Museum on view to the public for the first time. Among others, the famous statues from various digs at the Villa dei Papiri
The Archaeology Museum in Naples is home to the antiquities brought to light during the dig organised by Charles III of Bourbon in 1738. Apart from the paintings, the things that aroused most interest among historians and classical scholars were the large bronzes. During this initial stage of exploration pictures and commemorative statues of the emperors Titus, Claudius and Augustus were found. A large number of statues in bronze and in marble also come from public and private parts of the ancient town buried in the Vesuvius eruption.