Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo

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Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo

The Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo is hosted in the Forte Spagnolo of L'Aquila.

The Museum is on three floors: on the ground floor, there is the giant skeleton of an Archidiskon meridionalis (improperly called mammoth, a prehistoric "elephant") found a few miles from Aquila in 1954, and an archeological section with pieces of the Italic pre-Roman period, a section with inscriptions and pieces from the Roman towns in Abruzzo, among them a fine Roman calendar from Amiternum (25 AD).

On the first floor the medieval and modern art section, with works of Abruzzese artists of the centuries 13-17th such as: the Polyptich by Jacobello del Fiore; a Processional Cross by Nicola da Guardiagrele, a group of wooden and terracotta sculptures such as St. Sebastian work of Silvestro dell'Aquila; then paintings by Flemish and Roman and Neapolitan artists such as Sebastiano Conca, Bedeschini, Francesco Solimena, Francesco de Mura; finally the contemporary art section with such artists as M. Vaccari, Renato Guttuso, V. Guidi, G. Capogrossi, O. Tamburi, R. Brindisi.

Coordinates: 42°21′10″N 13°24′18″E / 42.3529°N 13.4050°E / 42.3529; 13.4050