Rome celebrates the 2000th anniversary of the death of the Rome’s most distinguished emperor with an Augustus Exhibit at Scuderie del Quirinale. Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. The exhibition explains who he shared his life with and what he was like with 200 works including statues, busts, silver, cameos, jewelry and a large roundup of gold coins. Many consider Augustus to be Rome’s greatest emperor; his policies certainly extended the Empire’s life span and initiated the celebrated Pax Romana Pax Romana. Rome was utterly transformed under his rule, with Rome’s first institutionalized police force, fire fighting force, and the establishment of the municipal prefect as a permanent office.
The exhibit runs through February 9.
Via XXIV Maggio 16
Open Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10:30pm.
Transportation: walking distance from Nicolas Inn, Bus 40, 60, 64 70, 117, 170, H
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