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The bronze statue of Germanicus is a valuable work of the first century found in 1963 in Amelia and returned there after lengthy restoration work. Along with this artwork not far from the Roman gate, along the Via Ortana, were also found one capital, trophies, masts of ships and an altar. The statue is very important due to its great artistic value and the rarity of the bronze works of Roman period. It depicts Nero Claudius Drusus, who was born in Rome on the 24th of May 15. BC, the son of Drusus , brother of Tiberius. On the 27th of June 4 A C. he began his political career, when he got adopted by Tiberius by the will of Augustus who then let him marry his niece Agrippina Maggiore. From this union was born the future emperor Julius Caesar Cligola. A brave general, Germanicus died on the 10th of October 19 A. C , in Syria a land ruled by the governor Calpurnius Pisone, due to an illness of unknown nature.

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The mysterious circumstances of his death cast a shadow of suspicion against Tiberius, against his adopted son. After his death great honors were bestowed, as he had seemed to many a new Alexander who was close because of his military values, personality, age and place of death. In the statue of Amelia, which confirms such honors, he is presented in triumphal robe, covered by the breastplate decorated with the scene of Achilles and Troilus. Troilus young and valiant son of Priam is compared to Germanicus for his untimely death and because the Trojan royal lineage originated the Roman line. Germanicus is represented in the typical gesture of adlocutio and numerous iconographic affinity with the famous Prima porta Augustus .

 
Museo Civico Archeologico e Pinacoteca
The Archaeological Museum "E.Rosa" of Amelia is found at the former Boccarini College and preserves the archaeological remains of the ancient center of "Ameria", from its very beginning to the late medieval period. Inside the museum, the path is developed through themed itineraries that provide a thorough reconstruction of the various aspects of the ancient city. Noteworthy is the display of bronze statue of the Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus , found in Amelia in 1963. The visit concludes with the section of the art-gallery that displays the works of local artists dating back to around the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Among the valuable paintings is that of "Sant'Antonio Abate" by Piermatteo of Amelia. Piermatteo, together with Pinturicchio and Perugino, was one of the most important protagonists of the Umbrian Renaissance. Recently added at the Archaeological Museum is a section that displays some of the exhibits of the rich Hellenistic necropolis discovered at the former Consortium of via delle Rimembranze in Amelia .

Opening hours:
October-March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 - 13.30 & from 15.30 - 17.00; closed the 25/12 & the 01/01;
April- June/ September: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30- 14.00 & from 16.00 - 18.00; closed on Mondays; Easter Maunday open; 25th April open
July and August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30- 13.30 & from 16.30 - 19.00, closed on Mondays.

Museo Civico Archeologico di Amelia
Piazza A.Vera, 10
05022 AMELIA (TR)
Tel.0744/978120 - Fax 0744/978120
e-mail amelia@sistemamuseo.it
www.sistemamuseo.it

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