Rome: City and Empire
Stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation.
Rome: City and Empire brings to Canberra more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire.
Explore how the empire was won and held, witness the grandeur of Rome and appreciate the rich diversity of its peoples.
Exhibition on now at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Open 8am – 7pm daily from 26 December until 3 February 2019
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Portrait head resembling Cleopatra, Italy, 50–30 BCE
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