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Where is the Ara Pacis located now?

Where is the Ara Pacis located now?

Largely complete, the altar now stands in the purpose built Museo dell’Ara Pacis, an elegant glass and stone structure next to the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome.

Where is Augustus on the Ara Pacis?

Rome’s Campus Martius
Ara Pacis, also called Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin: “Altar of the Augustan Peace”), shrine consisting of a marble altar in a walled enclosure erected in Rome’s Campus Martius (Field of Mars) in honour of the emperor Augustus and dedicated on Jan.

What are the dimensions of the Ara Pacis?

11.65 x 10.62 x 4.60 meters
Description. The monument consists of a rectangular, not covered, with dimensions of 11.65 x 10.62 x 4.60 meters, made of Carrara marble.

When was the Ara Pacis discovered?

1859 Sept. During consolidation of the Palazzo Fiano, the engineer in charge, Herzog, discovered (several meters below ground level, in the recess which the Palazzo Fiano makes in the Via in Lucina), what appeared to be the foundation of a building, which we now know to have been the podium of the Ara Pacis.

What subjects are depicted on the Ara Pacis?

On the eastern wall, panels depicted the seated figures of Roma and Pax, while the western side depicts the discovery of the twins and she-wolf and the sacrifice of a figure traditionally identified as Aeneas, but increasingly believed to be Rome’s second king, Numa Pompilius.

Is Tiberius on the Ara Pacis?

Moretti, in making the glass museum for the Ara Pacis at Mussolini’s command, guessed that the two consuls (Tiberius and Varus) of 13 flank Augustus, so he saw this figure as M. But as has been well established, Augustus is flanked by priests, and this figure is Tiberius.

Is the Ara Pacis a temple?

The Ara Pacis is one of the most significant monuments of Ancient Rome as a temple for the sacrifice of sacred animals where only priests and vestals participated. This monument is an altar located inside a closed structure made in Carrara marble.

Why is the Ara Pacis important?

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Why is the Ara Pacis significant?

When was the Ara Pacis built in Italy?

It was September 23, 1938. The structure was built in less than 18 months on via di Ripetta and designed by the architect Morpurgo. Built in concrete and fake porphyry, during the war the Ara Pacis was protected by an additional perimeter wall and pozzolan bags.

When was the Ara Pacis Augustae first discovered?

The engraving reproduced at left below is valuable proof that portions of the Ara Pacis reliefs had been discovered and appreciated by 1535 (though not yet associated with the Ara Pacis Augustae). This engraving is especially valuable in depicting in careful detail an important missing section of the monument, possibly one entire slab.

Why was Ara Pacis important to the Roman Empire?

The Ara Pacis is an exciting example of Roman sculpture in the early times. The altar of pease is the monument that commemorates the victories of Augustus and symbolizes the establishment of peace in the Roman Empire (the “Pax”, a particularly vital concept during the reign of Augustus) after about one hundred years of wars.

How big is the altar of Ara Pacis?

The Ara Pacis consists of a marble fence, erected on a podium, of 11.65 m. 10.62 x 3.68 high, two doors, 3.60 m wide, opened on the long sides and was accessed by a flight of nine steps; inside, above a staircase, the actual altar stands.