Carthago. The immortal myth at the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
27 Sept-29 March. The history and culture of one of the most powerful and fascinating cities of the ancient Mediterranean will be celebrated with a large-scale exhibition entitled Carthago. The immortal myth, from 27 September until 29 March 2020.
The Colosseum, the Temple of Romulus and the Imperial Ramp at the Roman Forum will host precious artefacts on loan from archaeological museums in Italy as well as the Carthage National Museum and the Bardo in Tunisia, and the national museums of Beirut in Lebanon, and Madrid and Cartagena in Spain.
The exhibition will feature reconstructions and multimedia installations alongside artefacts displayed in public for the first time, highlighting a series of historical events uniting the two great powers of the ancient world: Carthage and Rome.
Organisers say that visitors will embark on a journey starting from "the foundation of the Phoenician East to the refounding of the new Colonia Iulia Concordia Carthago, touching upon important events in the rise of Christianity, the new religion of which Carthage would become an important centre of diffusion."
The ancient city of Carthage was destroyed by the Roman Republic in the Third Punic War in 146 BC before being redeveloped as Roman Carthage, which would become the major city of the Roman Empire in the province of Africa.
For the duration of the exhibition visitors will be greeted by a reconstruction of the terrible deity Moloch, featured in the 1914 film Cabiria, stationed at the entrance to the Colosseum.
For exhibition details and visiting times see Parco del Colosseo website.
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Carthage exhibition at Colosseum in Rome
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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