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From March 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018, in the ambulacrum of the second order, the millions of visitors to the Flavian amphitheater will be able to explore the whole history of the monument. The event Colosseum. An Icon goes beyond recounting its history under the Caesars to retrace the site’s long and intense life over the centuries.

The Colosseum is the most visited monument in the world but also a place that has undergone many transformations until getting to be almost a pop icon. The exhibition is promoted by the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo e l’area archeologica centrale di Roma and traces the history of the monument.

Twelve sections arranged in chronological order reveal the historical and cultural influence of the amphitheater in the most diverse fields: from painting to restoration, architecture urban planning, entertainment, literature, sociology and politics. Over time, the monument has become an outstanding symbol of eternity and power, civilization and culture. Still making international headlines today, the Colosseum lives
in the collective imagination, not just of Italians but the world: its myth continues.

source: press release
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