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Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome

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See a 2,000-year-old altar and learn how it was found, discovered, and excavated at Museo dell'Ara Pacis. Constructed in 13 BCE in honor of Augustus’ return from the provinces of Spain and Gaul, this altar offers a look into past traditions. Walk inside the enclosure to the altar itself, examine the openings in the stonework designed to wash out the blood of the animals sacrificed each year on Augustus’ birthday. Four panels on the enclosure depict military victories and Roman family life. Watch a video providing information on the discovery and reconstruction of the altar, as well as the descriptions of the symbolic carvings on the enclosure. You can also choose to go downstairs to view the art exhibit. A small bookstore and audio guides are available. Find out how to plan Rome trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It was the first place I visited in Rome; a modern Museum on Piazza Augusto Imperatore, a massive Mausoleum of Augustus on his burial place with a peaceful ring of cypresses; on the square the "Altar ...  more »
  • The altar was impressive and the restoration was well done. The cost of admittance was a bit high. Our biggest issue was with the staff. We purchased the interactive video guide and while it should ha...  more »
  • Whilst walking from the Vatican City to the centre of Rome, we came across this museum, which has, until the 27 October 2019, a special exhibition on the Emperor Claudius. Great looking exhibition - A...  more »
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  • A lovely modern building covers this reconstructed roman monument. €10 seems a high price for a single exhibit museum and other exhibitions cost extra. I enjoyed it very much.
  • the Ara Pacis museum hosts the great exhibition “Claudio Imperatore. Messalina, Agrippina and the shadows of a dynasty ". The story of Claudio's life and works, rendered through an original set-up made of images and visual and sound sugestions, is the salient feature of the exhibition itinerary.
  • Nice and clean architecture, but no coffee and hard to find entrance.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. A welcome respite amongst a lot of the other tourist sites.
  • Love the architecture. It's been a controversial building since its completion however it displays the Ara Pacis perfectly.
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