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Archaeological Park of Brixia Romana verified

Brescia, Lombardy, Italy open Visit museumarrow_right_alt

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Roman theatre
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Republican shrine
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Chapter
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Winged Victory
Roman theatre
Republican shrine
Chapter
Winged Victory

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The Capitolium was the main temple of every Roman city, a tangible sign of Brixia's belonging to the Roman empire and culture. In it the "Capitoline triad" was venerated, the main divinities of the Latin pantheon: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Built in the space between the decumanus maximus and the Cidneo hill, in the center of a terrace raised above the forum, and inaugurated in 73 AD. at the behest of Emperor Vespasian, the original floors in polychrome marble slabs, pieces of furniture and sculptures can still be admired from the Capitolium. In the central hall there is still part of the exhibition that dates back to 1830 when, at the end of the excavation campaign, the Museo Patrio, the first civic museum in the city, was inaugurated between the walls of the partially reconstructed temple. The Capitolium of Brescia represents a unique case in the panorama of northern Italy not only for its exceptional degree of conservation but also for the possibility of being able to enter and immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere that still characterizes it.

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