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L'Ara com'era (The Ara as it was)

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Rome, 14 October 2016 - 30 October 2017.

Few monuments have managed to transmit, as the Ara Pacis does, the beliefs, ideals and ambitions of a ruling class at the height of its power. Over the centuries the monumental altar has experienced stories and events that you can now relive thanks to the multimedia project THE ARA AS IT WAS, the first systematic redevelopment project in augmented reality of the cultural heritage of Rome.

Using special AR visors (Samsung GearVR) and the devices' camera inserted in them, virtual elements and real elements mix together into the visitors' field of vision leading them on a multisensory and immersive visit of the altar built by Augustus to celebrate the peace he imposed on one of the largest Empires that ever existed.  The route, divided into 9 points of interest (POI), begins with the models of the Northern Campus Martius, and the Ara Pacis which are populated by small characters intent on celebrating a sacrifice. By looking at the models, the peculiarities of the Campus Martius in Roman times can also be discovered and the history of the altar can be relived, while the casts of the imperial family come to life to tell you their stories first-hand. Its marble characters, deities, plants and animals come to life in 3D and find the colour that enriched the reliefs, according to a restitution hypothesis elaborated in specialised studies. 

On the Ara Pacis, as an extraordinary message to posterity, the origins of Rome merge with that of the Augustus family, to represent the fate of a city that becomes an empire and those of a dynasty that dominates it.

Location: Museo dell'Ara Pacis [Lungotevere in Augusta - 00186 Rome]

Opening hours: The Ara as it was - AN ACCOUNT IN AUGMENTED REALITY

  • from 20:00 to 00:00 (last entry at 23:00)
  • from 14 October to 17 December Friday and Saturday
  • from 23 December to 18 January: every evening
  • from 13 January to 15 April: Friday and Saturday
  • from 21 April to 30 October: every evening
  • Closed: 24, 25, 31 December; 1 January; 1 May

Entrance ticket: Full price: € 12.00. Reduced: € 10.00. Booking is advisable on +39 060608


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