Roma fuit

Marcello Grassi, born in Reggio Emilia in 1960, tied his photographic research to the exploration of archaeological sites since the early years of his career. In 1985, he first got to know the remains of the Etruscan culture in Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Tuscany, and Umbria for a job on “visual excavation”.
After that opportunity, his work intertwined with archaeology many times: in 1992, he shot the finds kept in the Courtyard and in the Marble Gallery of the Reggio Emilia City Museums network; in 1997, in France, he visited the Nice-Cimiez archaeological park; later, he worked at the archaeological museums in Berlin, Bologna, Brescia, Grosseto, Naples, and Rome.

This gallery showcases part of his “Roma Fuit” series, focusing on the beautiful pieces on display in the the Naples National Archaeological Museum and in Rome’s Vatican and Capitoline Museums.

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