Sunday, August 07, 2005

ROME-- COLOSSEUM -- NEW EXHIBIT TIL 1/8/06

Going to Rome? There's a new exhibit "The Mystery Cults of Greek and Roman Antiquity" on the 2nd level of Rome's Collosseum. The display, accompanied by light and sound, documents many unofficial and secret religious rituals, some of whose traditions are still practiced today. There are more than 70 statues, frescoes, Greek urns, bas-reliefs and idols discovered in central and Southern Italy. Many of the statues on view are women such as the oracles and Isis (imported from Egypt). Men are represented from the Mithras cult as that was a men-only religion. (source: NPR Sunday morning, Reporter Sylvia Poggioli August 7, 2005 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4778616)

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