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    A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

    by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano

    DISCOVER


    The Forum of Augustus was built after Julius Caesar’s murder in 42 BC, on the eve of the battle of Filippi, in which Octavius, who later became Emperor Augustus, avenged the death of Julius Caesar by defeating Brutus and Cassius. The temple was dedicated to Mars Ultor (the Avenger), the god of war, who represented peace through power. The work of Paco Lanciano and Piero Angela, the visual and virtual reconstruction of the Forum and all its decorations, reconstructs the daily life of ancient Romans in a public space like this.

    Claudio Parisi Presicce, Sovrintendente Capitolino ai Beni Culturali



    THE PROJECT

    Stones can talk and tell many stories. A voyage through 2000 years of history, led by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, discovering a magnificent archaeological site, once the centre of city life in ancient Rome, that begins from the still visible marbles of the Forum of Augustus.A captivating reconstruction, rich in scientifically and historically detailed information, situated inside the archaeological site itself. Here, spectators can witness a multi-projection show of lights, images, short films and animation set to a background of music, sound effects and the narration by Piero Angela in 6 languages ​​(Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese).
    Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the story of the Temple dedicated to Mars the Avenger, constructed by Augustus to honour the memory of his great uncle Julius Caesar, after his assassination. A temple as tall as a 9-storey building that dominated the Forum from which one could access the halls of the Courts. Next to the Temple stood an immense statue of Augustus that was likely almost 12 meters tall, of which only a 1.66 meter-long footprint remains. Behind it, there was a large wall as tall as an 11-storey building constructed without the use of mortar. It has been standing for 2,000 years withstanding many earthquakes, including the earthquake of 1703 when a part of the Coliseum collapsed.This project is part of the celebrations held in honour of the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death (19 August 14 A.D.) and of a large effort geared towards the valorization of the Imperial Fora









                  AUTHORS              

    The stones speak. And they tell a lot of stories. The Forum of Augustus is an important sources of information for archaeologists, but also for all of us. Through light effects we will reconstruct the Forum, a place at the centre of many historical events in ancient Rome.

    Piero Angela

    We invite you to enjoy a cultural, educational, emotional and spectacular experience, that is also original and surprising. The findings are the protagonists of this experience and technology will help us to appreciate it. You will be enchanted by the real life, the ancient world, and history.

    Paco Lanciano


                    PROMOTED BY                

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                   PRODUCED BY                

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      IN COLLABORATION WITH  

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    MULTIMEDIA

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    EVERY NIGHT FROM 22 APRIL TO 1 NOVEMBER, 2015

    3 nightly showings


            HOW DOES IT WORK?        


    cuffie_iconSpecial audio systems with headphones will allow the audience to listen to the music, special effects and the story narrated by Piero Angela in 6 languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese).

    The audience will be greeted by the voice of Piero Angela and by the wonderful footage and reconstructions showing the places as they appeared at the time of Augustus: a captivating recontruction that is also rich in scientifically and historically detailed information.

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    While going over various aspects of the Roman world, the story will always be connected to the surrounding area, creatively using the remains of the Forum of Augustus to let the stones tell their story.

    Besides the faithful reconstruction of the area, with all kinds of special effects, the story will focus on the figure of Augustus, whose giant statue, 12 meters high, dominated the area next to the temple.


                 CONTACTS            

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    +39 060608 (every day from 9.00 to 21.00)

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             WHERE        

    ROME, IMPERIAL FORA – FORUM OF AUGUSTUS
    VIA ALESSANDRINA OVERLOOKING THE FORUM OF AUGUSTUS

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    CREDITS

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    IGNAZIO ROBERTO MARINO
    Sindaco

     

    LUIGI FUCITO
    Capo di Gabinetto del Sindaco

     

    MAURIZIO PUCCI
    Ufficio promozione, pianificazione
    e coordinamento progetti speciali

     

    CLAUDIO PARISI PRESICCE
    Sovrintendente Capitolino ai Beni Culturali

     

    Servizio Comunicazione e Relazioni Esterne
    Renata Piccininni, Responsabile
    Teresa Franco

    Servizio Mostre e Attività Espositive e Culturali
    Federica Pirani, Responsabile
    Maria Pia Favale

    Direzione Tecnico Territoriale
    Maurizio Anastasi, Direttore

     

    Supervisione scientifica
    Lucrezia Ungaro
    Roberto Meneghini

    Hanno contribuito alla realizzazione del progetto:
    Antonella Corsaro
    Marina Milella
    Beatrice Pinna Caboni

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    Coordinamento generale
    Renata Sansone

    Coordinamento tecnico
    Luca Pavone

    Progettazione strutture
    Damiano Cavarra con Valentina Antonini

    Segreteria operativa
    Enrica Patrone con Sara Casadei

    Pratiche autorizzative
    Giuseppe Pizzo

    Promozione e Comunicazione
    Giusi Alessio, Ufficio Stampa
    Antonella Caione, Promozione
    Alessandra Meneghello, Progetto grafico
    Elisabetta Giuliani con Eleonora Vatielli, Relazioni pubbliche

    Progettazione e realizzazione sito web
    Silvia Bendinelli e Rosario Boccarossa

    Social media curator
    Gian Pietro Leonardi

    Ufficio Legale
    Nunzia Infante con Giorgia Crotta, Stefania Cervellini

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sistema per la gestione della multiproiezione
    Luca Altobelli
    Francesco Antoniella

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    Ideazione e direzione
    Piero Angela   Paco Lanciano

    Realizzazione ricostruzioni virtuali
    Gaetano Capasso
    Marco Capasso

    Direzione progetto multimediale
    Simone Passacantilli

    Effetti grafici e videomapping
    Giorgio Capaci
    Stefano Cocca
    Angelo Macaione
    Mauro Vicentini

    Direzione allestimento tecnologico
    Andrea Lanciano

    Progetto illuminotecnico
    Francesco Ambrosino

    Hanno contribuito alla realizzazione del progetto:

    Andrea Ranaldi
    Ivan Cafaro
    Mario Capasso
    Luigi Sciorio
    Carolina Anselmino
    Marina Martinelli
    Michele Pesce
    Nunzio Picanza
    Giuseppe Isoldi
    Fabrizio Bacherini
    Roberto Anselmi
    Giovanni Marolla
    Massimiliano Ionta
    Dan Arnklit
    Paolo Paternostro
    Giacomo Pretti
    Luca Bartolucci
    Francesco Moriconi
    Giulio Fratini
    Fulvio Cellucci
    Roberta Saretti
    Isabella Coppola D’Anna
    Sergio de Santis

    Ringraziamenti
    Mariarosaria Barbera, Enrico Floridi, Rosanna Friggeri, Rita Paris,
    Acea Spa
    La Lux Vide di Ettore Bernabei


    Musiche di:
    Alessandro Molinari, Andrea Centazzo, Andrea Morricone, Antonio Di Pofi, Antonio Sechi, Ennio Morricone, Federico Landini, G.Carlone/R.Carlone/G.Macrì, Louis Bacalov, Luca Tozzi, Luigi Seviroli, Marco Frisina, Marco Werba, Massimiliano AnnibaldI, P.Vivaldi/ F.Pigliucci, Paolo Agostini, Paolo Vivaldi, Piero Antolini, Pino Donaggio, Roberto Anselmi, Sandro Di Stefano, Stelvio Cipriani, Vittorio Cosma.