"La Biblioteca Infinita. I Luoghi del Sapere nel Mondo Antico" (The Infinite Library. Sites of Knowledge in the Ancient World)

Fragment of a Fresco with a Maid.  55-79 CE
Period: 
14/03/2014 - 05/10/2014

On 14 March 2014, at the Colosseum, the exhibition "The Infinite Library. Sites of Knowledge in the Ancient world" opens to the public.

Divided into 7 sections, the exhibition, curated by Rossella Rea and Roberto Meneghini, documents, by means of some 120 statues, frescoes, reliefs and and writing instruments, the evolution of books and reading in the Greco-Roman world from the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity, as well as the public and private sites where knowledge was exchanged and preserved.

On this occasion, the monumental ambulatories of the Colosseum are covered with armaria, the ancient shelves, and images of the spaces dedicated to Culture, in an unprecedented scenographic setting.

The exhibition issues from the results of two major archaeological excavations in Rome: the discovery of the Auditoria of Hadrian in Piazza Madonna di Loreto, which took place in 2008 during the preliminary excavations pursued for the construction of the metro C line, and the necessity to reconstruct in a unified context the results of the archaeological surveys carried out thus far, and still in progress, in the Templum Pacis, along via dei Fori Imperiali, which have returned unpublished findings, presented now for the first time.

 

The exhibition is promoted by the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma and by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, in collaboration with Electa.

 

Location: 
Opening times: 
  • 08.30–16.00 until 15 March - Exit from the monument at 17.00;
  • 08.30–16.30 from 16 to the last Saturday of March - Exit from the  monument at 17.30;
  • 08.30–18.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 August - Exit from the monument at 19.15;
  • 08.30–18.00 from 1 to 30 September - Exit from the monument at  19.00;
  • 08.30–17.30  from 1 to 5 October - Exit from the monument at 18.30.  

Closed 1 May

Tickets: 

Full time € 12,00; reduced € 7,50 (reductions and gratuity in accordance with the current regulations).

The same ticket is valid for 2 days and allows one entry to the Colosseum and another entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Ensemble.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.coopculture.it

The application iMiBAC Top 40 allows the purchase of the ticket via smartphones. To avoid the line, read with smartphones and tablets the QRcode at the entrance of the monument.

 

Booking: 

Booking for guided tours: 06 39967700 -  www.coopculture.it

Curated By: 
Rossella Rea and Roberto Meneghini
Promoted By: 
The exhibition is promoted by Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma and by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, in collaboration with Electa.
Contact: 
Electa Press Office Gabriella Gatto press.electamusei@mondadori.it