Many words may be said regarding the Pantheon, but visiting this magnificent sample of Ancient Roman architecture, is something different. Especially if you do it with an Architect. The construction system of the Pantheon has been a mystery for for centuries. Mystery that only in the nineteenth century was resolved. Even though, still, many guide books, some of them written by archaeologist and in sale today in Rome, are giving explanations regarding its engineering, that most architects refused. (more…)
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The use of opus caementicium provided the impulse for the monumental development of Roman architecture during the imperial period, but it was fired bricks that served as the primary means for its advance. In reality, bricks were already part of the oldest building tradition in Rome, but generally in the form of mud bricks made with an argillaceous mixture and left to dry in the sun. This opus latericium was still being put to general use in construction in the first century B.C. with excellent results., at least according to Vitruvius , who emphasized the monetary value that Romans attributed to walls in mud bricks, as compared to those in stone.
Following the expulsion of the last Tarquin king in 509 B.C., the Romans inaugurated the larges Tuscan temple ever made, dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva on the southern summit of the Capitoline Hill. The architecture employed was still that of the Etruscan world. Rome, however was destined to affirm its presence and language over the entire Mediterranean region, with a history that began with the destruction of Veii itself in 396 B.C. Over the span of two centuries, Roman architecture succeeded in drawing ideas from the Greek and Magna Graecia world to express an autonomous identity that reflected Latin society and its cults. From temples to basilicas, and from imperial residences to bathing complexes, theatres and amphitheatres, every structure spoke a “Roman” language. Great structures that revolutionized the very concept of architectural space throughout the ancient world. Its lexicon was soon adopted by all the cities of the empire.
Después de decenios de abandono, incuria, degrado, finalmente se abre la obra de restauro del Mausoleo del Emperador Augusto en Roma. Por años, este ejemplo de arquitectura romana Antigua, construida en el año 28 a.C, se había convertido en un basural, tierra de ratones, de vagabundos y saqueadores. La alcalde de Roma Virginia Raggi acaba de presentar oficialmente dicha abertura , que será financiada con aportes públicos y en parte privado, gracias a un acuerdo con la compañía telefónica Telecom . Telecom aportará 6 millones de Euros, compromiso adquirido durante el gobierno del anterior Alcalde Ignacio Marino. Un proyecto, que había quedado encastrado por casi 4 años en tramitaciones burocráticas de la Municipalidad y que finalmente emprende el vuelo. (more…)
(ANSA) – Rome, May 3 – The monumental tomb of Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, is to return to “iconic” status after decades of neglect, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said in unveiling a six-million-euro project funded by telecoms giant Tim.