The Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Abruzzo, laid out in the dignified Villa Comunale, holds finds from Abruzzo’s major sites: a massive and muscular white-marble Hercules from his temple at Alba Fucens as well as a miniature bronze statue of him, one of several Roman copies of the Greek original by Lysippus. Most interesting is the Capestrano Warrior, a statue of a Bronze Age warrior-prince with strangely feminine hips and thighs.

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