National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has teamed up with ten Italian museums to produce a new exhibit "Ancient Rome and America" that will be on display at the center in Philadelphia until August 1, 2010. It sounds quite interesting and will include over 300 ancient Roman artifacts including this 1st century CE cavalry mask shaped like the face of the god Dionysos [Image Courtesy of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence] , a bronze citizenship tablet issued to a soldier by the emperor Domitian in 93 CE and Courtesy of the Museo della Civilità Romana, Rome]from over 40 lending institutions in the United States will also populate the exhibit.
Ancient Rome and America, National Constitution Center
My husband wants to drive to Topeka, Kansas in June to attend the national Military Vehicles Preservation Association conference. Afterwards, we'll probably swing up to Chicago to visit my son and his family so I'll point out that its not that much farther to head on over to Pennsylvania to visit my daughter. She and her family live only about 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia so maybe I'll get to see this fascinating exhibit!!