Il Vello d'Oro. Antichi tesori della Georgia

The Golden Fleece. Georgian ancient treasure
17/11/2011 - 05/02/2012
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali

The exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of gold jewellery, held at the Georgian National Museum and recently exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums in the world.

The exhibition is inspired by the myth of the Argonauts, a group of heroes who went in their quest for the Golden Fleece. A rich selection of gold and bronze jewellery found in archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Vani, located in the western part of Georgia, corresponding to the ancient region of Colchis: in presenting these findings of exceptional workmanship and beauty, the exhibition brings together ideas from ancient Greek mythology and the Golden Fleece, which Jason and the Argonauts took after a brave and adventurous journey to the borders of the known world. Undoubtedly, the resemblance between the myth and the archaeological finds is striking, they emerged from the tombs in Vani from 1961 to 2004, proving the existence of a highly developed culture, closely linked to Asia Minor and Greece. On display are 120 gold jewels: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, buckles, belts, pendants, plus some silver and bronze pieces, almost all dating between the fifth and second centuries BC.


Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 am - 7.00 pm;
Last admission 1 hour before clsoing time;
Closed: Monday; December 25, 2011; January 1, 2012.

Entrance ticket

"Museum + Exhibition" Combined Ticket:
Adults: € 11,00;
Concessions: € 9,00;
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
- Adults: € 10,00;
- Concessions: € 8,00;

Free of charge to the visitors provided for by the current legislation.

- Groups (max 30 visitors): guided tours are available either for the museum and/or exhibition. A booking service is available for groups (max 30 visitors) for an additional booking fee of € 25,00;
- Schools (max 30 pupils/students): guided tours are available; bookings are required for the admission.

Booking for individual visitors is available only when purchasing online tickets. If you book in advance you can skip the line by going directly to the ticket window.

Phone booking: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm).

Online tickets: Additional booking fee: € 1,00.


Info: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm).

Other information

Proposing Institutions: Roma Capitale; Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Soprintendenza speciale per i beni archeologici di Roma; Ministero degli Affari Esteri; Camera di Commercio; Ministry of culture and Monument protection of Georgia; Georgian National Museum;

Organization, production and museum services:
Zètema Progetto Cultura Srl;

BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Eni; Finmeccanica; Fondazione Roma.

Sponsored by

Fg Group

Sponsor Sistema Musei in Comune in collaborazione con
Il gioco del Lotto; Vodafone

With technical contributions from

Atac; La Repubblica

Tiziana D’Acchille
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
18/01 - 01/02/2012
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