Rome - London lecture: The Mausoleum of Hadrian rediscovered: a new architectural study

Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Senate House G22/26 (London) at 5.00 p.m.

A lecture by Professor Paolo Vitti

Professor Paolo Vitti will present an architectural analysis of Hadrian’s mausoleum prepared on the occasion of the exhibition Apoteosi. Da uomini a dei (Apotheosis, from Men to Gods), held in Rome, December 2013-April 2014.The new reconstruction is based on information deriving from a recent, detailed and on-site examination of the structures preserved within the present-day Castel Sant’Angelo.

The speaker estimates that nearly 80% of the original masonry survives, but is mostly concealed beneath later additions and transformations. Important additions to our understanding of the mausoleum include the original architectural layout, the construction methods and the route used to reach the top of the mausoleum, all issues hitherto unresolved.

This collaborative venture is supported by the Institute of Classical Studies and the British School at Rome.

Further details are available on the Institute of Classical Studies’ website.