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Archaeological Museums

The museum system of Roma Capitale is made up of an extremely diverse group of museum locations and archaeological sites of great artistic and historical value.

Among the archaeological museums there are the Musei Capitolini, the oldest public museum in the world; the Centrale Montemartini, an extraordinary example of the conversion an industrial archaeological building into a museum; the Mercati di Traiano, the first museum of ancient architecture which exhibits the reconstructions of architectural and sculptural decoration from the Forum; the Museo dell'Ara Pacis, the first work of architecture built in the historic center of Rome since the fall of fascism until the present day; the prestigious collection of ancient sculptures conserved in the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco; the Museo delle Mura residing within the San Sebastiano Gates, one of the largest and best preserved of the Aurelian Walls; the Museo di Casal de' Pazzi that preserves part of the bed of an ancient river dated to about 200,000 years ago and finally the Villa di Massenzio, an archaeological complex located between the second and third mile of the Appian Way consisting of three main buildings: the palace, the circus and the dynastic mausoleum designed as an inseparable architectural unit to honor Emperor Maxentius.

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