The gods return, The bronzes of San Casciano on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Bronzes from San Casciano

“The Gods Return. The bronzes of San Casciano” This is the title of the wonderful and unmissable exhibition that will take place from 15 February to 30 June 2024 at the MANN, i.e. the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

The special exhibition will allow guests to admire a heritage of more than one 20 bronze statues and figurines, votive offerings and coins found in 2022 in Etruscan and Roman thermal sanctuary of the Bagno Grande of San Casciano dei Bagni near Siena.

Guests will therefore have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fascinating journey through the centuries, admiring the finds that contain stories of devotion, cults and traditions. Important objects are found on the bronzes of San Casciano inscriptions in Etruscan and Latin, preserved over time thanks to the hot water from the spring.

The history of the finds

Considered among the most important Italian archaeological finds, the Bronzes of San Casciano can be admired up close National Archaeological Museum of Naples. This is the second exhibition dedicated to them, after the one which took place at the Quirinale in 2023, a year after their discovery.

These are statues approximately one meter high which depict the divinities venerated in the sacred place, belonging to a period between the 2nd and 1st centuries. The statues were probably placed on the external edge of the sacred basin and were later deposited on the bottom. Next up, this huge treasure, also made up of more than 6 thousand coins in silver, bronze and gold, was covered by large tiles.

Contacts and information

MANN official website

  • Where: National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • When: from Thursday 15 February 2024 to Sunday 30 June 2024
  • Prezzi:
    • Full ticket: 22 €
    • Reduced ticket: 2 €
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