ROMANORUM VITA. A HISTORY OF ROME
From 22 November 2018 to 10 January 2019
For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.
Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.
Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…
Information available in Braille and with audio description
Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"
Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"
Materials of interest:
Leaflet from the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome" (PDF, 1,13 MB) (in Spanish only)
Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)