Constantine 313 CE

Colossal Head of Constantine
10/04/2013 - 15/09/2013

From 11 April to 15 September 2013, the Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome will host the exhibition Constantine 313 CE, which celebrates the anniversary of the Edict of Toleration of 313 CE.

The exhibition, after having achieved a great success in Milan, where it has already been staged at the Royal Palace, conceived and designed by the Diocesan Museum and curated by Gemma Sena Chiesa and Paolo Biscottini, has now come to the Colosseum, enhanced by a section, entirely dedicated to Rome, curated by Mariarosaria Barbera, Superintendent for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome, who played a prominent role in important discoveries related to Constantine, such as those of the new found environments of the public sectors of the Sessorian Palace, in the district of S.Croce di Gerusalemme (Holy Cross of Jerusalem), and the domus (houses) of some high officers at the court of the Empress Helena.

The initiative is promoted and produced by the Diocesan Museum of Milan and the publishing house Electa, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities / Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome and the University of Milan. The exhibition has been realized with the support of the Fondazione Bracco in collaboration with the Fondazione Aquileia.

The exhibition space is composed of different sections that, by means of some 170 valuable findings coming from all over Europe, pursue historical, artistic and religious matters pertaining to the Constantinian age.

Necklace with a clasp decorated with a chrismon
Opening times: 

8.30 - 19.15 until 31 August;

8.30 - 19.00 until 15 September.

(On 2 June, open from 13.30 to 19.15)


Full price: 12.00

Reduced: 7.50


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Curated By: 
Gemma Sena Chiesa e Paolo Biscottini (for the edition of Milan) and by Mariarosaria Barbera (for the edition of Rome).
Promoted By: 
Museo Diocesano di Milano - MIBAC - Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (Diocesan Museum of Milan, Italian Ministry for the Heritage and Cultural Activities, Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Roma)
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