An exhibition that transports visitors back more than 2,000 years to one of the most technologically significant times in the history of the Western world is now open at the WA Maritime Museum.

From December 7, travel back in time as the Museum hosts Ancient Rome: Epic innovators and engineers. The exhibition showcases the military genius of the Roman Army and the innovation that went into constructing the ancient city of Rome. Dating back to the time of Julius Caesar and the victory of his army over Gaul in 52BC, it traverses the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from 27BC – AD476.

Curated by Artisans of Florence, who have over 100 years of experience in crafting historical exhibitions, the exhibition is world class, receiving the Italian President’s award for cultural innovation in 2010.

With over two dozen reconstructed models, including a model of a catapult used to hurl 50kg boulders up to 500m, guests will get a hands-on experience learning and aweing at Roman military ingenuity. Perfect for the curious minds of kids!

For seasoned history buffs, the exhibition will also focus on how the Romans mastered civil engineering, perfecting roads and aqueducts that cemented their legacy as world leaders in Europe. Visitors can bear witness to lost and dated technological advancements that really put into perspective the significance of Ancient Rome. Examples on display include an odometer for measuring distances, a groma for drawing straight lines on the ground and a noria, used for lifting water.

Originally constructed out of wood and other organic perishable materials, most Roman technology has – unsurprisingly – not survived the 2,000 years that have passed since the Empire’s heyday. In order to reconstruct the instruments on display, curator Thomas Rizzo said that the team of expert craftsman drew upon archaeological expertise and the work of renowned 1st Century BC Marcus Vitruvius Pollio.

This is the closest you’ll get to Ancient Rome – don’t miss out on the chance to explore one of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilisations before the exhibitions leaves on April 26, 2020.

Tickets to Ancient Rome: Epic innovators and engineers can be purchased here.

 

Join Our Community
You May Also Like

Related Posts

Seaside candlelit dinner and music series returns with odes to Eric Clapton and more music legends

After a warm reception to their first music series, Kidogo Arthouse have launched the next chapter of Candlelit Soirees in their heritage listed, nineteenth century seaside arthouse. On over the month of September, the new music series revolves around showcasing the work of legends of the music industry as well as one night dedicated to […]

Perth Foodie Events & Beer Festivals for Dad on Father’s Day

Fathers’ Day is on Sunday but thankfully, Dads are pretty easy. If you’ve secured the Bunnings gift card, the framed photo of you and Dad, and the card with plenty of bad Dad jokes inside, you’ve almost got Father’s Day sorted. If you want to take it to the next level, think food & drink. […]

Awesome local gigs coming up at Perth’s live music bars this week and beyond

The Perth live music scene is thriving, and local bands are playing all across the city. Featuring an assortment of pop, indie and folk these upcoming gigs showcase homegrown talent at its best. Be on the lookout for emerging artists Claudie Joy and Donna Iverson in particular. Arrive early or book ahead, these gigs are […]