The Baths of Diocletian were the first location chosen by the National Museum of Rome to house the artifacts that came to light during work on the transformation of Rome as the capital of the Reign of Italy, as well as the ancient collections acquired gradually by the state.
The Baths were built between AD 298 and 305 on behalf of the emperor Diocletian, remaining in use until the sixth century AD. After a long period of neglect, in 1561 Pope Pius IV entrusted Michelangelo with the transformation of the central part of the thermal building into a church.
Inside the museum the epigraphic section is spread over three floors, while on the first floor of the Michelangelesque cloister you can explore the early history of the Latin people. In the archways of the cloister important sculpture from the imperial age are displayed: statues, sarcophagi, reliefs and other elements that were a part of the architectural decoration of ancient buildings.
Terme di Diocleziano - Certosa di S.Maria degli Angeli
7,00/3,00 EUR valido 3 giorni per 4 siti del M.N.R.
(Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano) + 3,00 EUR supplemento mostre
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