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The exhibition The Etruscans and the Mediterranean. The city of Cerveteri

Via Nazionale, Rome, Italy

Current exhibition from 15 April to 20 July 2014 "The Etruscans and the Mediterranean. The city of Cerveteri."

Kaisraie for the Etruscans, Agylla for the Greeks, the Romans Caere Cerveteri for today, will be the center of the exhibition that opened at the Exhibition Palace April 15; an exhibition that annnuncia new to the history of exhibitions dedicated to this still enigmatic people, will be the first in fact to take into consideration the Etruscans through the magnifying glass of the history of a very important city and its representative.

Caere was in fact one of the Etruscan cities to take on a cultural and political hegemony since the early days of the Etruscan civilization and, in the following centuries, it was capable of opposing the rising military power of Rome. Indeed it can be said that until the second century BC, was to influence culturally Cerveteri Rome with the introduction of theater and music attached to it; and the influence of certain important families of Cerveteri on Roman politics.

The archaeological excavations of the nineteenth century has brought to light a remarkable series of finds that have stunned the world and went to enrich museum collections already important as the Louvre or have given rise to new collections of absolute value as that of Villa Giulia in Rome .

These activities are monitored systematic excavations and scientific operated in the twentieth century by the major teams of archaeologists from the Italian and foreign universities. The picture that emerges is that of a city of unique importance in the panorama of the ancient Mediterranean; a center capable of competing for power and prestige with Rome, Athens, Carthage and Alexandria.

The exhibition "The Etruscans and the Mediterranean. The city of Cerveteri" then tries to unite even temporarily heritage belonged to Caere vetus, the ancient Etruscan town. In the halls of the Palace of Exhibitions findings come from the Louvre (which acquired the Campana collection in the nineteenth century) and Villa Giulia but also by the major museums of the world such as the Gregorian Etruscan Museum at the Vatican, the British Museum in London, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Antikensammlung Copenhagen and Berlin.

In the picture of the page shows the famous sarcophagus of the spouses of the Louvre; belonged to the Campana collection is perhaps the best example of Etruscan funerary art exists for conservation and for the invoice.

Exhibition curated by Françoise Gaultier and Laurent Haumesser
Louvre Museum, Department of Antiquities Greek, Etruscan and Roman
Paola Santoro and Vincenzo Bellelli
National Research Council - Institute of Studies on Ancient Mediterranean
Alfonsina Russian Sharp and Rita Cosentino
Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Southern

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 to 20; Friday and Saturday 10-23.30; Sunday 10-20.

Admission is allowed until one hour before closing
Tickets: € 12.50; reduced € 10

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from 15 April to 20 July 2014





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