8 July | 8 November 2020
JOURNEYS THROUGH ANCIENT ROME
Conceived by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano
Stones can talk and tell many stories. A voyage through 2000 years of history, led by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, discovering a magnificent archaeological site, once the centre of city life in ancient Rome, that begins from the still visible marbles of the Forum of Augustus.A captivating reconstruction, rich in scientifically and historically detailed information, situated inside the archaeological site itself. Here, spectators can witness a multi-projection show of lights, images, short films and animation set to a background of music, sound effects and the narration by Piero Angela in 6 languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese).
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the story of the Temple dedicated to Mars the Avenger, constructed by Augustus to honour the memory of his great uncle Julius Caesar, after his assassination. A temple as tall as a 9-storey building that dominated the Forum from which one could access the halls of the Courts. Next to the Temple stood an immense statue of Augustus that was likely almost 12 meters tall, of which only a 1.66 meter-long footprint remains. Behind it, there was a large wall as tall as an 11-storey building constructed without the use of mortar. It has been standing for 2,000 years withstanding many earthquakes, including the earthquake of 1703 when a part of the Coliseum collapsed.This project is part of the celebrations held in honour of the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death (19 August 14 A.D.) and of a large effort geared towards the valorization of the Imperial Fora.
ROME, IMPERIAL FORA – FORUM OF AUGUSTUS
VIA ALESSANDRINA OVERLOOKING THE FORUM OF AUGUSTUS
FORUM OF CAESAR
A NEW JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME
After the huge success of last year, the “Forum of Augustus” returns and the project for the enhancement of the Imperial Fora area gets bigger with an exciting new step: “The Forum of Caesar” by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano.
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