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until 22 May

Exhibition “God on Earth - Emperor Domitian”

A major international exhibition on the subject of Domitian, emperor of the vast Roman Empire from AD 81 to 96. Visitors can follow the filmic life of the emperor, his empress, and his illustrious predecessors. Domitian became emperor at 29 years of age. His reign is seen as one of the Empire’s golden ages. Yet he was assassinated, posthumously mocked and reviled, and ultimately consigned to oblivion. But what was Domitian really like as emperor?

The show will feature a fine selection of masterpieces from the first…

A major international exhibition on the subject of Domitian, emperor of the vast Roman Empire from AD 81 to 96. Visitors can follow the filmic life of the emperor, his empress, and his illustrious predecessors. Domitian became emperor at 29 years of age. His reign is seen as one of the Empire’s golden ages. Yet he was assassinated, posthumously mocked and reviled, and ultimately consigned to oblivion. But what was Domitian really like as emperor?

The show will feature a fine selection of masterpieces from the first century AD, the heyday of the Roman Empire: portraits and statues of emperor Domitian and members of the imperial family, fragments of murals and mosaics from elegant villas and palaces, statues of gods and goddesses, luxury jewellery, glassware and dinner services, and funerary monuments of the élite. Film, projections and 3D reconstructions give a picture of life of the city of Rome as it looked in the first century AD, with its spectacular new monuments.

A visit to the exhibition is free upon presentation of a ticket to the National Museum of Antiquities.

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  • Free

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