ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITITTURA: Domus Aurea, PROGETTO DOMUS AUREA  L’apertura al pubblico del cantiere, MIBACT | SSBAR (24|10|2014) & LA REPUBBLICA (24|10|2014) | THE NEW YORK TIMES (OCTOBER 24, 2014).

ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Domus Aurea, PROGETTO DOMUS AUREA L’apertura al pubblico del cantiere, MIBACT | SSBAR (24|10|2014) & LA REPUBBLICA (24|10|2014) | THE NEW YORK TIMES (OCTOBER 24, 2014).

— ROMA, PROGETTO DOMUS AUREA L’apertura al pubblico del cantiere, MIBACT | SSBAR (24|10|2014).
La Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma apre il cantiere della Domus Aurea con visite guidate. Lo scopo dell’iniziativa è di rendere consapevole il pubblico del complesso progetto di consolidamento e manutenzione del palazzo imperiale più noto nella storia dell’antica Roma.

Fonte | source: MIBACT | SSBAR (24|10|2014).

— ROMA, Il cantiere della Domus Aurea Il progetto di risanamento del complesso monumentale, SSBAR (24|10|2014).
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— ROMA, Domus Aurea, riapre nei weekend la villa di Nerone con percorsi guidati nel cantiere, LA REPUBBLICA (24|10|2014).

La soprintendenza speciale per i Beni archeologici di Roma a partire dal 26 ottobre aprirà il cantiere della Domus Aurea con visite guidate ogni fine settimana. Il percorso di visita si articolerà in quindici tappe che illustreranno i progressi del cantiere. Si tratta della parte sotterranea del monumento. Il percorso di visita è destinato a mutare nel tempo secondo lo svolgimento del progetto definitivo volto al risanamento della parte superiore esterna della residenza di Nerone il cui costo ammonta a 31 milioni di euro.

Fonte | source: LA REPUBBLICA (24|10|2014).

— ELISABETTA POVOLEDO, ROME, Nero’s Domus Aurea to Reopen on Sunday in Rome, THE NEW YORK TIMES (OCTOBER 24, 2014).

ROME – The remains of the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, the opulent villa that the Emperor Nero built for himself in the center of Rome, will reopen to guided visits on Sunday six years after it was closed because of collapses and safety concerns.

The visits will take place on weekends so that archaeologists and restorers can continue to work on the four-year project, which will open new areas of the monument. Visitors can tour the work site and learn about techniques used in the restoration, which can be followed online. Culture Ministry officials on Friday announced a campaign to help raise the 31 million euros ($39 million) needed for the restoration.

Only a small amount of the villa remains visible; it once covered an area as large as three soccer fields. “This has been a tenacious and silent restoration,” the culture minister, Dario Franceschini, told reporters on Friday. “As people strolled in the gardens above, below ground, dozens of people continued the restorations.” The villa first opened to the public in 1999, but it was closed several times after collapses. It then closed for the long term in 2005 but restorations continued, stymied partially by infiltrations of water and roots from the garden that covers the structure. In the new project, the garden would be redesigned to safeguard the building.

“We don’t want people to think that we’ve resolved all the problems of the Domus Aurea,” said Fedora Filippi, the scientific director of the site. “But we wanted to explain to people what we’re doing so that they can participate.”


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– Martin G. Conde (ed.), see: Rome “DOMUS AUREA & COLLE OPPIO (1998 onwards) Related Research, News Articles and Photo’s, etc.” FLICKR [10|2014].



– Dott.ssa Elisabetta Carnabuci, Sovrintendenza di Roma Capitale, Monumenti Antichi, Faculty Member | [10|2014].

Note | Nota: E. Carnabuci, in: “La scoperta archeologica è eccezionale [27|02|1998]: un affresco di età imperiale con un fiume, templi e palazzi -Ecco com’era Roma duemila anni fa,‟ La Repubblica (04|03|1998) = C. Caruso & R. Volpe, “Collo Oppio. Il Ritrovamento dell‟ affresco,” Bull.Comm. XCIV (1998), pp. 235-239; [p. 238, n.3 & n.5 =] “Responsible dello scavo e e` Elisabetta Carnabuci, cui si e` in seguito affiancata Monica Pontani e` responsabila della documentazione grafica.”

Note | Note: E. Carnabuci, in: THE TIMES of LONDON, U.K., (08 March 1998) =

‘…The passage under the ruins was dank and uninviting. Elisabetta Carnabuci, a young Italian archeologist, was wrapped in two sweaters against the chill as she chipped away at the mud that clothed ancient Rome. She had no idea she was about to make a discovery that would be heralded as one of the most important in classical history in recent years. (…) Carnabuci was on a temporary assignment to help turn the site into an archeological park. As water dripped from the roof, a bank of soil suddenly fell away from one wall to reveal a fresco about 12ft wide and 9ft high. [Dr. Carnabuci, said] “The last layer of earth crumbled away without warning and in spite of the half-light one could make out the painting,” said Carnabuci last week. “It took my breath away. I understood immediately that it was something special.” She ran to telephone the archeologist in charge of the site, Eugenio La Rocca. When he answered, she was momentarily lost for words before spluttering out what she had seen. Then she fainted….”

Note | Nota: “Gentile dott. Conde, la ringrazio per l’attenzione ai miei studi. Cordialmente, Elisabetta Carnabuci “[via (27|10|2014).

Fonte | source: THE TIMES of LONDON, U.K., (08 March 1998)

— Joe Gerano, “Domus Aurea,” (10|2014): Mr. Gerano, USA (c. 1985 to the present), an independent researcher and specialist in the collections and studies of the imagery and iconography of the Julio Claudian period of Rome [10|2014].

— Joe Gerano (ed.), Julio Claudian Iconographic Association | Arts/Humanities Website | FACEBOOK [10|2014].

— Joe Gerano (ed.), Julio Claudian Art, Roman Portraiture and Coins | FLICKR (2006 to present) = nearly 44,000 digital imagery and iconography resources [10|2014].

— Dott.ssa Rita Volpe, “DOMUS AUREA & Terme di Traiano e Colle Oppio,” Sovrintendenza di Roma Capitale, Monumenti Antichi, Faculty Member | [10|2014].