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The Ara as it was

The ARA COM’ERA, (The Ara as it was), the first systematic presentation of the use of augmented and virtual reality to enhance the value of one of the most important masterpieces of Roman art, is now even more inviting and engaging.

You can now enjoy the opportunity to experience innovative story telling about the Ara Pacis and the origins of Rome further enhanced by two new interesting features in Virtual Reality which, by combining live film, 3D reconstructions and computer graphics, make it possible to fully emerge oneself in the northern part of the ancient Campo Marzio and take in the first reconstruction, in virtual reality, of a Roman sacrifice. 

This intensified version has an even deeper emotional impact than before as visitors are catapulted into the past and relive it from a truly privileged position.  The 360° viewpoint provides the perfect atmosphere in which to admire the revelation o the Ara Pacis in all its original colours:  a “magic” that has been made possible thanks to experimental work commissioned by the Capitoline Supervisory Body for the Cultural Heritage Department over the course of a decade, which led to this hypothetical reconstruction that is as close to reality as is likely.

L’ARA COM’ERA is scheduled every Friday and Saturday from 7.30 p.m. to midnight (last admission at 11 p.m.), with each programme lasting 45 minutes and is available in 5 languages: (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German).