Witness the grandeur of the vast empire of ancient Rome and share stories of everyday life, worship, war, glory and death, through more than 200 beautiful objects from the British Museum.
Treasures from the British Museum
The Road to Rome — win a Roman holiday!
Visit the Rome: City and Empire exhibition at the National Museum of Australia and enter the draw to win a trip for two to the eternal city.
This is a rare opportunity to see treasures from the collection of the British Museum.
The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia. Images © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved
Fragment of a diadem, Naukratis, Egypt, 67–98 CE, gold, 1886,0401.1765; Aureus of Vespasian, minted in Rome, Italy, 72–73 CE, gold, 1898,0803.9; Chatelaine brooch, England, 2nd–3rd century CE, copper alloy and enamel, 1991,0701.1; Parade helmet with woman’s face, Nola, Italy, 2nd century CE, bronze, 1824,0407.10; Strigil (skin scraper), Torre Annunziata, Naples, Italy, about 50–100 CE, bronze, 1856,1226.889; Marble portrait thought to be of Messalina, Villa Casali, Italy, 55–65 CE, marble, 1805,0703.98. © The Trustees of the British Museum, 2018. All rights reserved