Ancient Roman expo to open
The Science Museum will host an exhibition on ancient Roman Julius Caesar from tomorrow, in a show that combines history and science.
Julius Caesar – Military Genius & Mighty Machines will run until April 10.
Caesar was an outstanding military genius, politician and inventor. His military and technological innovations paved the way for a long-lasting empire and civilisation, which provided a solid foundation for modern Europe.
Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the exhibition features more than 40 interactive models and replicas of inventions and machines, including ancient weaponry, military accessories of the Roman army, ancient surveying and measuring tools, ancient travel guides and books, and Roman coins. It will enable visitors to explore Caesar's military achievements as well as ancient Roman construction technologies.
Few artefacts of Roman technology and machinery have survived in their entirety as most of the materials used, such as timber, ropes, canvas and primitive metals, have deteriorated since the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago.
The exhibition is made possible thanks to a lifetime of work by three generations of Italian expert artisans who specialise in the reconstruction of ancient and lost technology.
Using the same materials and techniques the Romans used two millennia ago, the artisans have reconstructed a unique way of experiencing ancient Roman history and technology.
The museum will also hold a series of education activities, including talks, films, and science experiments, to enhance public knowledge of Caesar and ancient Rome.
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