- Type: Culture
NileGuide Expert tip:
Head to the back for a peak into an amazing excavation.
- Lucio Cornelio Balbi was a decorated soldier who worked for both Julius Caesar and Ottavius Augustus. The long wars that he fought in Africa and elsewhere bought him fame and wealth, with which he built a theatre in 14 BC that stretched across the Tiber river. Today the ancient theatre houses a part of Museo Nazionale Romano, that tells the events witnessed by the place and the glory of Lucio Cornelio Balbi. The major theme however remains, display of the urban landscape from the ancient period to the present day. A lot of excavations were done in the area nearby bring back those bygone days. The excavators have divided their findings by plexiglas, and it displays the artifacts with details on how and where they found them. Although the remains of the theatre are few, the major artifacts found here are utensils, pottery, coins and cutlery. An interesting discovery is the work tools and materials from a 7th century workshop.
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