The Museum of Roman Culture in Rome, Italy, has created a breathtaking model of the Imperial City, as it looked in the age of Emperor Constantine. The project has taken years to complete, but the result is truly magnificent. The museum website tells us that:
The Museum of Roman Culture unites in its halls and extraordinary and rich display of various aspects of ancient Rome, documented in their entirety, through the combination of casts, models and reconstructions of works conserved in museums throughout the world and of monuments from all over the Roman Empire.
The museum tells us that it was only inaugurated in 1955, although “it had existed for a long time previously”. A Reddit user writes that “Mussolini commissioned this model of Rome” and that it is “1:240 scale” and adds:
For those of you refusing to believe the scale, look at the door in the background of the image. Standing next to this thing, you’d get a better sense of the scale. It’s pretty incredible to experience firsthand.
This is really incredible, take a look.
1. Detail of the buildings in the Campus Martius.
2. Detail of the Baths of Caracalla.
3. View of the Circus Maximus, of the Palatine Hill, of the Nero’s Aqueduct and of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
4. Detail with the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill.
5. Overview of the central Campus Martius.
6. View of the Circus Maximus, of the Palatine Hill, of the NeroΓÇÖs Aqueduct and of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
7. General view.
8. Detail with the Tiber Island, Theatre of Marcellus and the Circus Flaminius.
9. View of the Circus Maximus, of the Palatine Hill, of the NeroΓÇÖs Aqueduct and of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
10. Scale model of the Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum).
11. Scale Model (1:100) of Domitian’s Stadium (around 86 AD).
12. General view (image source: Imgur).
Source: Museo della Civilt├á Romana.
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