In the Rome of Kings: journey to the origins of Rome – Rome

The Rome of Kings. The story of archeology. Courtesy Musei Capitolini

Rome – When we think of Ancient Rome, the glories of the emperors come to mind, the magnificence of the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla, the wealth of the Forums. And before? A strange emptiness, filled only in part by the image of Lupa Capitolina nursing Romulus and Remus.

To cover the middle centuries now comes to the Capitoline Museums The Rome of Kings. The story of archeology .
First major exhibition event inaugurated in one of the city's civic museums after the launch of the MIC – the card that gives 5 euro the right to unlimited access to the museums of the City of Rome for 12 months – the exhibition turns the spotlight on history of the future Caput Mundi, staging art, culture, customs, techniques, social transformations in the times of the legendary Seven Kings.

In the foreground, a selection of exceptional finds, some of which were recently discovered and never exposed to the public: sculptures, architectural elements, but also remains of human skeletons and objects of daily life – urns, amphorae, necklaces, hair clips, which illustrate in practice the habits of the Romans.
Eight sections are planned in an itinerary full of suggestions: from the rich decorations found in sanctuaries and palaces located in the sacred area of ​​the Foro Boario, on the heights of the Velia and near the Curiae Veterae, to the sepulchral rites; from the model of the ancient town to the testimonies of the trade with the Greeks, the symbols of wealth and rank, the "gender" objects linked to the status of man or woman.

Promoted by Roma Capitale, curated by Isabella Damiani and Claudio Parisi Presicce with the organization of Zètema Progetto Cultura, the exhibition makes use of the collaboration with the Capitoline Superintendency and the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, the support of the University La Sapienza di Roma (for materials from the Palatine and Velia excavations), the University of Calabria and the University of Michigan (for the unpublished finds of San'Omobono).
Thanks to the collaboration with the Mibac come the precious loans of the National Roman Museum, the Museum of Civilizations and the Superintendency for the Metropolitan Area of ​​Naples.

The Rome of Kings. The story of archeology will be scheduled for the Capitoline Museums from today, 27 September 2018, until 27 January 2019.

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