Archaeology exhibition of recovered items at Rome International School

9 March-30 April Rome International School (RIS) presents 75 rare archaeological finds, recovered by the special branch of the carabinieri, from 9 March until 30 April.

Titled Rescuing our past to build our future, the exhibition is designed to raise awareness of the complexity, diversity and excellence of Italian heritage and the need to preserve it, avoiding loss and theft.

Highlights of the recovered works include an Etruscan terracotta sarcophagus exported illegally to Geneva (pictured below), various kraters depicting mythological scenes, and a large Apulian krater, seized in Corsica.

A special installation is devoted to ancient suits of armour and weapons originating from different areas in Italy, dating between the fifth and sixth centuries BC, whose restoration is being sponsored by Rome International School.

The exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Italian culture ministry and the Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale, will be open to the public from Monday to Friday (free entrance upon reservation), between 08.30 and 18.00 and during the weekends from 10.00 to 20.00. For full information including contact details see school website.

Owned by the prestigious LUISS University, Rome International School has 500 students, representing over 45 nationalities.