To commemorate 2000 years after Augustus’ death (the great emperor passed away on 19 August 14 AD) Rome had settled two majestic exhibitions which will still be running for some time even in 2015. The reason behind these long-lasting celebrations has to be found in the deep social and political changes that Augustus’ governance brought to the Roman domain, marking its official shift from the status of republic to empire.
The first of the two is mainly a colossal digital expo which, through the most sophisticated interactive technologies, offers a conceptual itineray developing across 4 cities formerly part of the Roman Empire: Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Alexandria of Egypt and Rome of course. Each of them is currently hosting a branch of the joint exhibit project called “Keys to Rome”. It’s not a random choice: visitors will approach Roman Empire history from four different points of view corresponding to the former four different corners of Augustus’ reign.
The second exhibit highlights instead the impact of Augustus’ rule on the traditional Roman culture. One of the most meaningful changes he introduced has to do with time calculation: he didn’t hesitate to add new festivities and events to the Roman calendar even for propaganda purposes.
We shortlisted for you few info on these two events:
– “KEYS TO ROME – THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS”, Trajan’s Markets, 9 am- 7 pm (Mon closed)
– “AUGUSTUS REVOLUTION”, Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo, 9 am – 7.45 pm (Mon closed).
Yes Hotel is at walking distance from Palazzo Massimo, and at short bus journey from Trajan’s Market!