Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Infinite Library: The Places of Learning in the Ancient World

The Infinite Library: The places of learning in the ancient world
March 14, 2014 – October 5, 2014
Rome Italy

Divided into 7 sections, the exhibition, curated by Rossella Rea and Roberto Meneghini, documents, by means of some 120 statues, frescoes, reliefs and and writing instruments, the evolution of books and reading in the Greco-Roman world from the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity, as well as the public and private sites where knowledge was exchanged and preserved.

On this occasion, the monumental ambulatories of the Colosseum are covered with armaria, the ancient shelves, and images of the spaces dedicated to Culture, in an unprecedented scenographic setting.

The exhibition issues from the results of two major archaeological excavations in Rome: the discovery of the Auditoria of Hadrian in Piazza Madonna di Loreto, which took place in 2008 during the preliminary excavations pursued for the construction of the metro C line, and the necessity to reconstruct in a unified context the results of the archaeological surveys carried out thus far, and still in progress, in the Templum Pacis, along via dei Fori Imperiali, which have returned unpublished findings, presented now for the first time.

The exhibition is promoted by the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma and by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, in collaboration with Electa.

Slide Show @ Demotix: 3.13.2014 by Stefano Montesi

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