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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano

Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 850 7255
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Difficult to see inside

I am unsure if they ever open the building to allow people into look, but I viewed it from the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Angelina M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano Houses the Victims of the Mount Vesuvius Eruptetion at 1 am.

Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano attraction is also commonly known as the "Forum Granary... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Titus D
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Sri Lanka
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Via Colle San Bartolomeo 10 | Ingresso gratuito, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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"poor souls"
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"pompeii excavations"
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"plaster casts"
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"fruit and vegetable market"
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"died instantly"
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"clay pottery"
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"cultural heritage"
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"mount vesuvius"
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"volcanic eruption"
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"glass cases"
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"on display"
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"everyday life"
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"ancient city"
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"victims"
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"granary"
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"findings"
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I am unsure if they ever open the building to allow people into look, but I viewed it from the second entrance (closer to the town of Pompeii, not the train station) and peeked in through the glass windows. It's still significant and haunting to...More

Thank Angelina M
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano attraction is also commonly known as the "Forum Granary". Monsignor Giovanni Battista Alfano is credited with founding this compilation of artifacts and remains discovered in Pompeii excavations. The "Board of Cultural Heritage of Pompeii" calls if the Forum Granary. Technically,...More

1  Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

you read about them and see pictures but standing in front of these poor people's casts really gets to you seeing them in their last moments makes the event seem that much more real and current

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

for all to see, if I am not mistaken I think this one has the bones on the inside and the outside is restored as such in line with the bone structure, would have been nice to show how long the body was.

Thank Dave1018
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

There’s no charge to walk around this glass enclosed museum that displays the plaster casts of cavities where these bodies were found buried is solidified ash from the August 24, 79AD [as in 79 years after the birth of Jesus] eruption of Vesuvius and subsequent...More

2  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Display was absolutely out of context of the event. Each of the human remain was displayed on its own in different display area, exposed to the elements or in glass case. It could have been presented in away to provide education purposes.

Thank FYL003
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

It is easy to wander the ancient streets of Pompeii and forget the tragic ending that befell the townspeople. Here you can see the casts of the people as they met there final time on earth.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

lots of artifacts and human cast . It is sad to see the way the people died during that time. Pompei is really worth a visit just don't forget it can be crowded and remember to get a good tour guide , don't forget to...More

Thank rosievil
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Such a tragic ending both for the people concerned and the site as poorly displayed through dirty glass would have been lovely to have walked inside rather than looking through the glass which clearly doesn't get cleaned

Thank David L
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

To see people in final poses and even a dog with his collar on has to touch you in some way. It made the whole exhibit a bit more human.

Thank wasntme58
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Barbara B
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Response from IvanB2012 | Reviewed this property |
That's truth . But I don't understand which artifacts you want to see. I've seen the "dog" and two human bodies on the ground at the site , but didn't pay attention if that copy . In the site lot of ceramic... More
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