At Home in Ancient Rome: a special exhibition - now until Aug. 17

This exhibit invites you into the household of ancient Rome. It explores the daily life rituals of the inhabitants including the food they ate, the games they played, and the gods they worshiped as a reflection of their place in Roman society. Emphasis is given to the household of the 1st century BCE to the 1st century CE and the demographic of a wealthier family. Our best preserved archaeological evidence for the ancient Roman household, and thus our exhibit, comes from the excavations of households in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Ostia. Very little evidence for these types of households survive in Rome itself, but due to the cultural similarities of these locations in this time period and others throughout Italy, we have a very good idea of how wealthier households functioned in Rome. Curated by Helanna Miazga.

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