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Dear blog readers and enthusiasts,
I am particularly happy to announce, on behalf of all of the Domus Aurea staff (and in answer to some questions that we have recently been asked), that work to build the second functional batch of the Integrated Protection System on the Oppian Hill will begin shortly. Continue reading
Dear blog readers,
we left each other in August 2015 with a wish: that we would be able to count as soon as possible on adequate additional funding, on top of the ordinary Soprintendenza funds, for the project to rehabilitate the Domus Aurea. Continue reading
We have begun a public awareness raising and consultation initiative on the projects underway in the Oppian Hill Park, with special reference to the area surrounding the Domus Aurea, and their future development. Continue reading
Work to consolidate the interior of the monument, completed in rooms 22 and 23, Continue reading
The parallel drawn by Sigmund Freud between psychoanalysis and archaeology, or more accurately between the work of the psychoanalyst and the archaeologist, is well known to all. Continue reading
On 1 April, the Superintendent Francesco Prosperetti and the Domus Aurea staff presented the first sector of the new Sustainable Park created on the Oppian Hill above the Domus Aurea to the press. Present among others were Rome’s Councillor for Culture Giovanna Marinelli who spoke words of appreciation and support for the project
As readers will know, this marks the end of the first test phase, on a scale of 1:1, of the Rehabilitation Project for the Monument, corresponding to the area of the Pilot Worksite.
The complex drainage system and waterproof barriers installed in this first basin will be subject to constant monitoring for several months to check thermo-hygrometric levels. In the meantime, for the staff it was a great pleasure and enormous satisfaction to see so many people strolling along the new paths and children playing among the flowerbeds and lemon trees.
We will later publish the brochure prepared by the staff when work ended and a short press release on the event.