In the summer of 2016, while digging the new Metro C subway line in Rome, workers came across a rare archeological find, a 2nd-century CE Roman barracks. Late last week, archeologists uncovered the remains of a “commander’s house” (domus) connected to the barracks, “the first discovery of its kind in the Italian capital,” according to the Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA).
Complete with marble floors, mosaics, and frescoes, the Hadrian-era house was found 12 meters (~39 feet) under the Amba Aradam station, close to the Basilica of San Giovanni Laterano. “We think this is where the barracks’ commander used to live and relax after work,” the head of Rome’s monuments authority, Francesco Prosperetti, told journalists during an on-site press conference, reports the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). Measuring 300 square meters (~3,200 square feet), the house contains 14 separate rooms, including a “bathhouse with underfloor heating.”
The house will be dismantled piece by piece and temporarily moved, before returning to its original location and incorporated into the new metro station, which “will surely become the most beautiful metro station in the world,” Prosperetti told reporters.
Al-Hadid’s new mosaic features the famed clock that hung at the entrance of the original station until the building was demolished in the 1960s.
The excavation project also yielded Old Kingdom-era amulets, stoneware, and daily-use tools.
Join the New-York Historical Society on February 10 for a virtual conversation about our changing relationship to the natural world with Julie Decker, John Grade, and LaMont Hamilton.
The steel spike clad in gold and silver commemorated the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.
Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the state’s Creative Corps, artists can now apply to bring the project to their neighborhood.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Alicia Piller, Brad Phillips, Mulyana, the MexiCali Biennial, and more.
Her solo exhibition at the Los Angeles institution demonstrates how natural light can turn an overlooked, everyday setting into a sublime landscape.
Presented by Northwestern’s Block Museum and McCormick School of Engineering, this new exhibition seeks empathy at the boundaries of life. On view in Evanston, Illinois.
Nicola López and Paula Wilson’s exhibition Becoming Land considers anthropocentric relationships with New Mexico’s desert landscapes.
A festival dedicated to Davinci’s The King Show celebrates the LA artist’s trippy remixing of stock footage, Hollywood cinema, and theater.
Located in Des Moines, Iowa, this residency for emerging and established artists includes studio and living space, a $1,000 monthly stipend, and more.
20th Century Indian Art: Modern, Post-Independence, Contemporary surveys the many distinct aspects of art in South Asia.
Moving too fast on your commute, looking out of the corner of your eye one second too late, and you might miss HOTTEA’s yarn installations.