Emperor Augustus’ Palatine Hill frescoes restored

The public is now permitted to view surviving frescoed rooms of Augustus’ palace on the Palatine Hill for the first time since the 1980’s.  This follows an extensive restoration process.

The UK Guardian has a photo essay of 13 pictures and an accompanying article.

ITN News has some video of the same:

ITN is pretty pro-forma newsy, but a more new agey appreciation is follows below. No narration, just a euro ballad. The footage also includes diagrams and extends to the Lupercale, the shrine/cave in which Romulus and Remus were supposed to be sheltered by a she-wolf.  Augustus, who knew what he was doing, built his palace over the mythic source of the Roman state.

 If you want the TGR straight Italian breaking take on the Lupercalle, look at this:


Posted on March 10, 2008, in history, News, video and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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