Rome shows an exhibition about its early history
Before the majestic Colosseum, among buildings of robust stone and elegant marble, Rome was a city of wood and mud.
This primitive Rome from the 6th to the 10th century BC is what the Italian capital wanted to bring to light, with this exhibition: "The Rome of Kings."
CLAUDIO PARISI PRESICCE
Cultural Heritage of Rome
“We show through these archaeological materials the period of formation for this Roman city. We decided to expose what there is until the end of the royal period, in 509 BC, when Rome began the new phase of the Republic after the expulsion of King 'Tarquin the Proud.'”
In this exhibition the childhood of this Eternal City is rediscovered. Artistically it was in early stages, still far from Greek influence.
Clay was an important material for Rome in those days to construct buildings and beautiful decoration works for the tombs of wealthy families. Its good conservation has even preserved the remains of people from those times.
Responsible for the Exhibition
“You see an interesting continuity and connection between the traditions of Rome in different periods, from around 3 to 4 centuries”
This exhibition at Capitoline Museums will remain open until January 27, 2019. It will be the first exhibition of a series showing the first steps of one of the most powerful civilizations in History.