Rome: City and Empire

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The stories of Rome and its vast Empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost three thousand years after their foundation. Rome: City and Empire brings together more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire, the scale of which had never before been witnessed.

The Museum’s exceptionally broad collections have enabled the creation of a truly inspiring experience. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore how the Empire was won and held, witness the grandeur of Rome, and also understand and celebrate the rich diversity of her peoples.

The exhibition is a dramatic but accessible introduction to the Roman Imperial period for audiences with no previous knowledge of Roman history, while providing a range and depth of material for those with an existing interest.