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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano
Ranked #22 of 102 things to do in Pompeii
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

There are displays of artefacts from the city and well as some reconstructions. A film telling the history of the city, plays continuously and when we were there, it was in English.

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Reviewed 9 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 see the chilling way and positions in which the people of Pompeii perished.

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Reviewed 24 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, it was the fruit and vegetable market that today holds more than 9,000 artifacts of clay pottery, pots, pans, jugs, amphorae, containers to transport sauces, wines, and oil, marble tables, and casts of victims from the volcanic eruption. The objects are housed behind wire screens, stacked on shelves.
The casts of victims are in glass cases, on display, locked in positions frozen in time on the split second it took to vaporize their existence. To see these remains and know they once lived is very sad. We are informed they are real with victim’s bones inside.
Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano Is an interesting spot although the access for the public is quite limited, it seems to be quite dis-organized and doesn't look any different from my last visit. Most people are interested in the plaster casts of the people who had perished in the eruption.
To really think that this happened, we feel sympathy on the victims of the volcano eruption.. I think some of us was just so overwhelmed by this historical city and the sights. It was confronting seeing the bodies and the dog that had been preserved by the ash. It is sad to think what they must have gone through. It is amazing how much they were able to preserve from the eruption. I am very impressed!
The display of plaster casts that show how the poor souls that died in the eruption of Vesuvius died instantly and were immediately vaporized to leave a space in the ash where they had been, is without doubt one of the most professional I have witnessed.
Each of the sights at Pompeii are so special from the perspective of preserving history of everyday life in the ancient city. The Museo exhibits findings from Pompeii which helps to better understand the people, town and events.
We learnt that the heat from Mount Vesuvius erupted at 1 am and it was so hot that the people of Pompei were instantaneously frozen in action as they tried to escape or died in their sleep. We saw a body of a man still wearing his sandals. His hand was clawed as though in intense pain, while another looked as if he died peacefully in his sleep, none the wiser to what had taken place.

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Reviewed 25 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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