Ancient Versus Modern Rome
Eur District - Museum of Roman Civilization.
Eur initials stand for Esposizione Universale Romana, a grandiose project sponsored by Mussolini as a permanent exhibit of the glory of Rome. Its intended opening in 1942 was prevented by the war and works started again by 1952.
These large modern buildings laid out on an extensive plan represent one of the most important example of rationalistic art to which the greatest architects collaborated.
There are several museums within this district, but the most interesting is the Museum of Roman Civilization. The Museum consists of reproductions that illustrate the evolution of Rome, starting from its earliest origins.
You’ll retrace the development of Romulus small settlement as it grew to become the greatest empire on earth.
Noteworthy is the reconstruction of ancient imperial Rome which gives an idea of what Rome looked like, together with information and casts covering all the aspects of Ancient Roman life: circuses, forums, streets, aqueducts, amphitheatres, homes, battle fields and so on.