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National Museum of Rome- Crypta Balbi

National Museum of Rome- Crypta Balbi - Rome, Italy
National Museum of Rome- Crypta Balbi
Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 0608(Tourist Information)/+39 3996 7700 (Reservations)
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

Lucio Cornelio Balbi was a decorated soldier who worked for both Julius Caesar and Ottavius Augustus. The long wars that he fought in Africa and elsewhere bought him fame and wealth, with which he built a theater in 14 BCE that stretched across the Tiber river. Today the ancient theater houses a part of Museo Nazionale Romano, that tells the events witnessed by the place and the glory of Lucio Cornelio Balbi. The major theme however remains display of the urban landscape from the ancient period to the present day. A lot of excavations were done in the area nearby bring back those bygone days. The excavators have divided their findings by plexiglass, and it displays the artifacts with details on how and where they found them. Although the remains of the theater are few, the major artifacts found here are utensils, pottery, coins and cutlery. An interesting discovery is the work tools and materials from a 7th Century workshop.

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National Museum of Rome- Crypta Balbi General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 07:45 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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