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At The Foot Of The Pyramid: The cemetery for foreigners in Rome celebrates 300 years


From 22 September to 13 November 2016 an overview at the Goethe House Museum on how European and American artists in different eras have represented the Protestant Cemetery in Testaccio,

Paintings, drawings and works from the eighteenth in the early twentieth century, illustrate the history of this place dedicated to the citizens of deaths Protestant faith in papal Rome. Will be on display both views of the whole area close to the Pyramid of Cestius, both of individual graves.

The most beautiful and solemn cemetery I’ve ever seen “said the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Since the non-Catholic foreigners in Rome of the Grand Tour culminating years are buried in front of the pyramid of Caius Cestius-grave. In 2016 the so-called Protestant Cemetery , officially the Non-Catholic Cemetery for foreigners, is celebrating its 300th anniversary. on the occasion of this anniversary the Cemetery has designed together with the Goethe House the staging of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and graphic works from the beginning of the XVIII XX century, illustrating the history of this place dedicated to the citizens of deaths Protestant faith in papal Rome.

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