House of Augustus

Rome's first emperor, Augustus, lived in a complex of buildings that included a late-Republican house and a new temple that he built and dedicated to Apollo. The complex sits atop the Palatine Hill just across the street from the venerated hut of Romulus, Rome's legendary founder. Augustus' house was probably damaged in the fire of 64 A.D. The remains of the house disappeared, but were at the same time preserved, in the fill brought to the site under Domitian, who near the end of the first century raised the level on this part of the hill. The House of Augustus project is a collaboration between the University of Bologna and UCLA. The goal of the project is to create a computer model in which the architectural remains and works of art uncovered by twentieth century archaeologists will be virtually restored to their original Augustan state.

Name of site House of Augustus
Location Palatine Hill, Rome
Date represented in model ca. 10 A.D.
Scientific Committee Daniela Scagliarini (University of Bologna), Bernard Frischer (UCLA)
Modeler(s) Philip Stinson
File format MultiGen Creator
Status of project In progress
Comments and Links Completed as of this date are: a simplified elevation of the surviving structure, the so-called Studiolo of Augustus, the Room of the Masks, and the Room of the Pine Garlands. Frischer and Stinson have written an article about the project that will appear in the acts of the Ghent Conference on the Proposed Ename Charter on Site Presentation to be published by the Ename Center for Pubic Archaeology and Heritage Presentation (see
Last update of this table May 10, 2003

Interior Perspective, "Studiolo" of Augustus
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