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Aug 20th, 2014, 06:27 PM
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Forma Urbis Fragments in Capitoline Museum?

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I've seen the Forma Urbis fragments in the Museum of Roman Civilization, and in the Crypta Balbi, but I keep reading that the majority of the fragments are in the Capitoline Museum. I've been there twice, on my way soon for the third time, and wonder whether anyone has seen Forum Urbis fragments in the Capitoline Museum, or whether they're all just safely stored away there out of sight. Anyone know?

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Aug 20th, 2014, 11:54 PM
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I think most are stored in the EUR (Museo della Civita Romana) and only scholars can access them but some fragments can be seen at Capitoline. Here is a news story from last summer about an exhibit that was held last year in the EUR that showed the fragments. If you don't read Italian, you can use Google Translate with this link

http://www.paesesera.it/Blog/In-bici...ma-Urbis-Romae

That museum is currently closed for renovation. I believe it is possible that the new museum of the city of Rome that will be located near the Circus Maximus might display the fragments.
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Aug 21st, 2014, 02:45 AM
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PS: I got curious after reading that article to see if it was possible to locate any of the fragments in pictures of the Hall of Doves in the Capitoline but couldn't. The author of the article indicates, however, at least one is on display in that area of the Capitoline.
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Aug 21st, 2014, 05:38 AM
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Thanks for the link, sandralist. I'll need to look more carefully for that fragment in Palazzo Nuovo; I've apparently missed it twice now. Not even sure what the "beautiful girl with dove" refers to but I'll be on the lookout this time.

The fragments in the Museum of Roman Civilization look to me to be permanent exhibits. You can see them on my web site as photos 25 through 32 on http://bit.ly/1s3MqYH

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Aug 21st, 2014, 10:24 AM
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The °beautiful girl with the dove° is a statue in the Hall of Doves (Sala delle Columbe) in the Capitoline. Here is a picture:

http://cdn.superstock.com/1848/Preview/1848-32523.jpg
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Aug 21st, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Jeff - enjoyed your web site and photos! Loading now the Kindle version, and looking forward to delving into it. So much to see in Rome, I'm already making a list of sites to visit and studying them to prepare for my next visit in 2016!
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Aug 21st, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for the statue, sandralist; I completely overlooked it but this time I'll be paying more attention in that room for the forma and the statue and the several other things there.

Janetd5: let me know what you think of the ebook sometime -- haven't received much feedback. The email link on my web page reaches me easily.
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Aug 21st, 2014, 06:09 PM
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I've spent the last day trying to remember where I first heard about the Forma Urbis Romae, but I had no idea any of the fragments were on view anywhere. Bingo! It was several years ago in an article in the Stanford Daily about an SU project attempting to re-assemble the surviving fragments using lasers and computers:

http://formaurbis.stanford.edu/index.html

The Stanford database has photos and info on all of the recovered fragments.
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Aug 21st, 2014, 07:59 PM
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That stanford site is great. Thanks, Jean.
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Aug 21st, 2014, 08:04 PM
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This was fascinating and thank you all three for the links. I've learned something tonight.
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