Foto: ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
(14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022)

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA 2021. Imperatore Domiziano, “Damnatio memoriae” in: 18 settembre 96 d.C., & Ancora Covid 19: 18 dicembre 2021 d.C. Nuova mostra su Domiziano al Rijksmuseum van Oudheden chiusa a causa dell’emergenza Covid. Informazioni in inglese e olandese. RMO (18-21/12/2021).

RARA 2021. Imperatore Domiziano, "Damnatio memoriae" in: 18 settembre 96 d.C., & Ancora Covid 19: 18 dicembre 2021 d.C. Nuova mostra su Domiziano al RMO chiusa a causa dell'emergenza Covid. (21/12/2021).
Foto: ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
(14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022)

1). RARA 2021. Emperor Domiziano, “Damnatio memoriae” in: 18 settembre 96 A.D., & again Covid 19: 18 Decmber 2021 A.D. New exhibit on Domiziano at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden closed due to Covid crisis. Information in English and Olandese. RMO (18-21/12/2021).

ROME / LEIDEN – The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands). Exhibit / Book – God on earth: Emperor Domitian. The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD.

Mocked and forgotten: Domitian, the last of the Flavian emperors (reigned from 81-96 AD). During his reign he marketed himself as God on earth, but after being murdered, he was mocked and his legacy was cursed by the senators and classic authors. They issued a damnatio memoriae causing his portraits and inscriptions of his name to be destroyed. But what was Domitian really like as an emperor?

RARA 2021. Imperatore Domiziano, "Damnatio memoriae" in: 18 settembre 96 d.C., & Ancora Covid 19: 18 dicembre 2021 d.C. Nuova mostra su Domiziano al RMO chiusa a causa dell'emergenza Covid. (21/12/2021).
Foto: ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
(14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022)

The winter exhibition in 2021 in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden will focus on one of the golden periods of the Roman empire: the reign of Domitian. Literature, culture and architecture revived like never before. The Rome that we know today had been built by Domitian, the Colosseum being one of the most famous of the remaining monuments. Before visiting the exhibition you can prepare yourself by reading this publication full of articles by international scholars. Rome and the imperial system is being discussed as well as a reappraisal of the reign of Domitian.

RARA 2021. Imperatore Domiziano, "Damnatio memoriae" in: 18 settembre 96 d.C., & Ancora Covid 19: 18 dicembre 2021 d.C. Nuova mostra su Domiziano al RMO chiusa a causa dell'emergenza Covid. (21/12/2021).
Foto: ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
(14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022)

Aurora Raimondi Cominesi; Nathalie de Haan; Eric M. Morrmann & Claire Stocks. God on earth: Emperor Domitian. The re-invention of Rome at the end of the 1st century AD. PALMA 24 – Papers in Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities. Lieden (2021): 1-224.

Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities (PALMA) is a series of monographs by the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).


Fonte / sources:
— New Book =
A. R. Cominesi et al., PALMA 24 – Papers in Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities. Lieden (2021): 1-224, in: RMO / National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
https://www.rmo.nl/online-shop/palma-24-emperor-domitian/

RARA 2021. Imperatore Domiziano, "Damnatio memoriae" in: 18 settembre 96 d.C., & Ancora Covid 19: 18 dicembre 2021 d.C. Nuova mostra su Domiziano al RMO chiusa a causa dell'emergenza Covid. (21/12/2021).
Foto: ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).
(14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022)

2). ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands). (14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022). Not now closed until mid-January 2022.

In December 2021 a major international exhibition will open in the museum on the subject of Domitian, emperor of the vast Roman Empire from AD 81 to 96. The show will feature art objects from numerous museums around the world. In this exhibition, visitors can follow the turbulent life of the emperor, his empress, and his illustrious predecessors. Domitian became emperor at 29 years of age. His reign is seen as one of the Empire’s golden ages. Yet he was assassinated, posthumously mocked and reviled, and ultimately consigned to oblivion. But what was Domitian really like as emperor?

Masterpieces of the golden age of the Roman Empire
This exhibition features a fine selection of masterpieces from the first century AD, the heyday of the Roman Empire. You will see portraits and statues of emperor Domitian and members of the imperial family, fragments of murals and mosaics from elegant villas and palaces, statues of gods and goddesses, jewellery made of gold and gemstones, luxury glassware and dinner services, and funerary monuments of the élite. The display-cases will also contain more everyday items, such as the shoes and writing pens of Domitian’s soldiers. Projections and 3D reconstructions give a picture of life of the city of Rome as it looked in the first century AD, with its spectacular new monuments.

Builders of the Colosseum
With his father Vespasian and brother Titus, Domitian formed the Flavian dynasty. Art and literature reached glorious heights under their rule. But it was also an era of transformational historic events, such as the destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70) and the eruption of Vesuvius (AD 79), which petrified Pompeii and Herculaneum for eternity. Domitian built the Rome that you know today: his palace on the Palatine Hill, the Arch of Titus, the stadium that gave the present-day square Piazza Navona its shape. And what is particularly striking is the completion during his reign of the edifice that is still iconic: the Colosseum.

Fonte / source:
— ROME / LEIDEN – EXHIBIT – Emperor Domitian – God on earth. National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands). (14 Dec. 2021 thru 22 May 2022). Now closed until mid-January 2022.
https://www.rmo.nl/en/exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions/emperor-domitian/

— ROMA / LEIDEN – MOSTRA – Imperatore Domiziano – Dio in terra. Museo Nazionale delle Antichità di Leiden (Paesi Bassi). (dal 14 dicembre 2021 al 22 maggio 2022). Ora chiuso fino a metà gennaio 2022.
Nota: testo sotto in lingua olandese.
https://www.rmo.nl/tentoonstellingen/tijdelijke-tentoonstellingen/god-op-aarde-keizer-domitianus/

Note: Additional photographic references and resources for the exhibit, also see:

Nota: Ulteriori riferimenti fotografici e risorse per la mostra, vedere anche:

— NATHALIE DE HAAN & ERIC MOORMANN, “Keizer Domitianus: heer en meester, god op aarde.”
HISTORIEK – ONLINE GESCHIEDENISMAGAZINE (20/12/2021).
https://historiek.net/keizer-domitianus-heer-en-meester-god-op-aarde/146339/

— Emperor Domitianus: God on Earth. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden / Facebook (18-21/12/2021).
https://www.facebook.com/oudheden/