Event Title

Modern Antiquity

Presenter Information

Emily White, Old Dominion University

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

18-2-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 10:00 AM

Description

Having a rich cultural history connected to the ancient Roman Empire, Merida, Spain was once titled Augusta Emerita and that history is apparent in local architectural ruins. Attracting numerous historians and archaeologists, it became the perfect site for the National Museum of Roman Art. The task of marrying ancient Rome and modern Merida went to Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, who was already renowned for his designs. His final product was a grand three-story structure with a lower crypt that incorporated local ruins. By drawing on the Roman road and amphitheater nearby as inspiration, Moneo forms a connection between Merida’s past and present.

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Mentor: Dr. Robert Wojtowicz

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Modern Antiquity

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Having a rich cultural history connected to the ancient Roman Empire, Merida, Spain was once titled Augusta Emerita and that history is apparent in local architectural ruins. Attracting numerous historians and archaeologists, it became the perfect site for the National Museum of Roman Art. The task of marrying ancient Rome and modern Merida went to Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, who was already renowned for his designs. His final product was a grand three-story structure with a lower crypt that incorporated local ruins. By drawing on the Roman road and amphitheater nearby as inspiration, Moneo forms a connection between Merida’s past and present.