Rome's Ara Pacis revived with 3D colour

History and technology meet in new 3D exhibition at Rome's Ara Pacis museum.

The rich history and legends of Imperial Rome will be displayed in an immersive exhibition at the capital's Ara Pacis, using 3D technology to revive the original colours of the museum's altar to peace, from 14 October until October 2017.

Titled L'Ara Com'Era (The Ara as it was), the installation involves "augmented reality" scenes illuminating the first-century AD altar which was commissioned by Emperor Caesar Augustus to celebrate the peace he established throughout the Roman empire.

From 14 October, the exhibition will run every Friday and Saturday night until 17 December from 20.00 until midnight, with last entry at 23.00. Over the Christmas holidays the show will be open every night, during those same hours, from 23 December to 8 January. The exhibition continues into the new year, with varying opening hours until 31 October 2017.

Entry will be organised into small groups, each visit will last about 45 minutes and will be available in five languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

For full details see Ara Pacis website.