Etruscan Egyptians. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab
A dialogue between two great peoples of the Mediterranean in an exhibition that inaugurates the new space for temporary exhibitions at the Centrale Montemartini
The meeting and comparison between two great Mediterranean civilizations is at the centre of the fascinating Etruscan Egyptians exhibition; from Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab that marks the debut, next December 21st, of the new space for temporary exhibitions at the Centrale Montemartini. The exhibition offers the opportunity to compare the two ancient cultures drawing inspiration from precious Egyptian objects, dating from the 8th to the 3rd century BC, and found in the recent excavation campaigns conducted in Vulci, an important city in southern Etruria. The precious Egyptian finds of the Berman Collection and the works on loan from the Egyptian Section of the National Archaeological Museum of Florence are added to the unpublished discoveries of Vulci. They all talk about trade but above all about the cultural dialogue between civilizations that shared ideals of royalty, symbols of power and religious practices.
A comparison that also aims to represent an opportunity for reflection on the value of dialogue between cultures, a relationship that has always been a source of progress for the peoples.
The exhibition is accompanied by an introductory section that allows you to capture the taste of nineteenth-century collecting, in particular that of two lovers of the great civilizations of the ancient world, Augusto Castellani and Giovanni Barracco, who lived and worked in the same years.
The exhibition ends with a reference to the activity of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, with the public presentation of the precious funerary goods and relics of the Tomb of the Golden Scarab, found in Vulci in 2016 as part of the activity to combat illegal excavations.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition, the restoration of the façade of the museum will be presented, for which we thank ACEA, Areti S.p.a.
December 21, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 - 19.00
24 and 31 December: 9.00 - 14.00
Last admission 1/2 hour before closing time
Closed: Monday, December 25, January 1 and May 1
Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures
Every first Sunday of the month free admission, except for the Ara Pacis new exhibition space, for residents in Rome and in the metropolitan city area.
Regular Fees including the exhibition:
Adults € 11,00
Concessions € 10,00
Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID):
Adults € 10,00
Concessions € 9,00
Until 6.01. 2019 Capitolini Card (valid 7 days) "Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini” + exhibitions “Etruscan Egyptians. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab, , 21.12.2017-30.06.2018”, "I Papi dei Concili dell’era moderna. Arte, Storia, Religiosità e Cultura, 17.05-09.12.2018" and “La Roma dei Re, 19.07.2018-06.01.2019” combined ticket:
Adults: € 16,00;
Concessions: € 14,00;
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults: € 15,00;
Concessions: € 13,00;
Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card and ATM
The printed receipt entitles you to jump the queue at the ticket office and quickly pick up your ticket.
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Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali con la Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio dell’area metropolitana di Roma, la provincia di Viterbo e l’Etruria meridionale, con il Comune di Montalto di Castro e Fondazione Vulci
Comunicazione e servizi museali
Zètema Progetto Cultura
Sponsor Sistema Musei in Comune
With the technical support of
Ferrovie dello Stato