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The Museum of the nymphaeum, the Domus Aurea of ​​Caligula, is born


For those coming from the center of the city, nothing appeared on the horizon. Only vegetation, plants, woods. (HANDLE)

(ANSA) - ROME, OCTOBER 15 - For those who came from the center of the city, nothing appeared on the horizon. Only vegetation, plants, woods. Approaching, however, the eye revealed the deception and truth: painted walls outside and inside the splendor of a glittering square among polychrome marbles, frescoed walls and a succession of statues, fountains and water games. of that place of wonders passed to History, and to the memories of the ancients, such as the Horti Lamiani, so called by their first owner Lucio Elio Lamia who in 33 AD left his luxurious residence on the Esquiline in inheritance to the imperial state property. A mythical place, garden of the gods and paradise of the emperors, much loved in particular by Caligula who made it a Domus Aurea ante litteram, and which risked to remain still "buried "under the palaces of today's city. After a long campaign of excavations and studies starting in 2006, the Special Superintendency of Rome and Enpamlo bring to light with the birth of the Nymphaeum Museum, inside the headquarters of the institution and dedicated to the 363 doctors who fell in the exercise of their profession during the epidemic, but open to the public with two open days on 30 and 31/10 and then every Saturday and Sunday from 6/11. "The exceptionality - says Superintendent Daniela Porro , together with the scientific director of the project, Mirella Serlorenzi - is to be able to show all this and the finds in their original context "." We found this heritage by building our new headquarters - explains the president of Enpam, Alberto Oliveti - Finally, everyone will be able to see it ". ,ranging from IV BC to IX AD, many objects of common use, a monumental curved staircase in marble, a water system with the name of the emperor Claudio and the remains of ferocious animals, used to replicate the Games of the Colosseum here too. (HANDLE).

Source: ansa

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