The Roots
of the Present
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The floor plan on the large table in the middle of the room reconstructs the area of ancient Rome where the building of Assicurazioni Generali is located, which is the area where the exhibits on the table were found. Suspended above it, a large rectangular structure holds drawings of the façades of the buildings shown in the floor plan underneath. Therefore, it is as if the archaeological finds were unearthed by lifting the base of the buildings of a huge scale 1:100 model of this part of town.

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This theatrical installation is designed to tell visitors the story of what actually happened: the digging for the foundations of the palace in Piazza Venezia unearthed archaeological finds, which were part of an insula, a multi-storey building consisting of many apartments, which used to be in the same block where the Assicurazioni Generali building now stands.

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