Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome and Byzantium
Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome and Byzantium: reopening until 2016 October 30th inside the Palatine Hill
Reopens to the public after more than thirty years, Santa Maria Antiqua, the basilica in the Roman Forum discovery in 1900 to the slopes of the Palatine.
The church has on its walls a wealth of unique paintings in the Christian world of the first millennium, dating from the sixth to the ninth century.
It remains exceptional testimony to the development of painting not only Roman, but of all the contemporary greek byzantine world: iconoclasm, in fact, wiped out many of the sacred images of that era.
Closed the eighties for an architectural complex operation continued with the restoration of the paintings, the church’s reopening will accompany the exhibition Santa Maria Antiqua. Between Rome and Byzantium promoted by the Superintendence for the Colosseum, the Roman National Museum and the Archaeological Area of Rome with Electa.
WHERE: Palatine Hill
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