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Montecassino Abbey

Reminders of St. Benedict

The Abbey Museum

Scenes from the Monastery

The Abbey Church

Stairway to The Crypt

 




 

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The Museum at the Montecassino Monastery

The courtyard outside of the museum entrance - 26k

An intricate carving of Christ on the cross - 24k

     Just to the left of the Basilica is the entrance to the museum.   After you walk through the portal you will emerge in the courtyard. (Above)  Along the portico you will find Roman capitals and medieval columns from the 8th and 9th centuries.

     The Museum was organized in 1980 on the occasion of the celebration of the 15th centennial of St. Benedict's birth.

     In addition to the Christian artifacts you will also find some Etruscan and Roman works.  There art 4th c. B.C. votive works and 2nd and 1st c. B.C. Roman coins among these rarities. 

     To the left and below you can see some of the artifacts that reside in the Treasury Hall.  Here we can admire an impressive collection of sacred vases, silverware used for liturgical purposes, chalices, reliquaries, etc.

A display of several Christs - 15k

A display of several ornate urns - 27k

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Credit for the text in this tour:
The Abbey of Montecassino. Pubblicazioni Cassinesi / B.N. Marconi., Genova, 1998
 
 

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