A few thoughts on sources

A few thoughts on sources

Tweet When showing people around Rome I think it’s important to mention how we know what we do (& indeed whether that information can be trusted). I can tell you that the Colosseum was inaugurated with 100 consecutive days of games, or that a 120 ft statue...
The Medici’s White Elephant

The Medici’s White Elephant

Tweet One wall of the Gallery of the Tapestries in the Vatican Museums is lined with wool tapestries telling stories from the life of Christ. They were woven in Brussels at the workshop of Pieter van Aelst in the early 16th century. Roman in design (they are the work...
EUR: De Chirico writ large

EUR: De Chirico writ large

Tweet The Esposizione Universale di Roma planned for 1942 was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fascist rule. Initially known as E42, the project had begun in 1936, with construction on the buildings of the “new Rome” underway by 1938. As it transpired...