At the MANN the exhibition Divine archeology, mythology and history of Dante's comedy

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The MANN, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples will host from 6 December 2021 at 2 May 2022 the special exhibition entitled Divine Archeology, mythology and history of Dante's comedy.

It is an exhibition that through the words of the great Florentine poet will lead visitors on a unique journey to discover the depictions of Cerberus, Harpies, Diomedes, Hercules, Ulysses, and of many other characters that appear in Dante's writings.

In the Sala dei Culti Orientali, 56 finds will be exhibited, of which 40 selected from the museum's deposits, of vases, statues, coins that the great poet refers to in his verses.

The sections of the exhibition

The exhibition hosted by the MANN in Naples is divided into two sections:

  • The tales of the myth
  • The characters of myth and history

In particular, the first section will be dedicated to five important characters who are mentioned by Dante Alighieri, they are Achilles, Hercules, Theseus, Aeneas and Ulysses. Along the way, various finds will be exhibited with representations of these characters. There will be an amphora with Achilles and cousin Ajax, two silver cups that were found in the house of the Menadro of Pompeii.

In the second section there will be a representation of hell in the bronze plaques with Centaur and Centauressa, while heaven will be represented by the Apollo in bronze. Finally, there will be a tribute to philosophy and poetry with the marble busts of Homer and Socrates.

Mandatory Green Pass

In order to access the National Archaeological Museum of Naples it will be necessary to be in possession of the Green Pass and the FFP2 mask.

Information on exhibition at MANN


From 6 December to 2 May 2022


National Archaeological Museum, Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Naples 

Working hours:

  • From Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:30
  • Closed on Tuesdays


Full 15 euros, reduced 2 euros


Official website

Anti-Covid rules

  • Reinforced Green Pass obligation
  • FFP2 mask mandatory

Image source: Windows on art

  • Where: MANN
  • When: from Monday 06 December 2021 to Monday 02 May 2022, from 09:00 to 19:30
  • Closed on days:
    • Tuesday
  • Prezzi:
    • Full ticket: 15 €
    • Reduced ticket: 2 €
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