Christopher Siwicki

One of the world's best-known and least-seen collections of marble statuary is making its twenty-first century debut.
How did obelisks, monuments of the ancient Pharaohs, end up in modern metropolises?
The richness of Etruscan artistry is currently on show in an exhibition at Museo Centrale Montemartini in Rome. The Colors of the Etruscans brings together a superb series of terracotta frescos and…
Between 1922 and 1943, Italy was ruled by the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini. Central to the regime’s ideology and imagery was the ancient Roman Empire, to which it looked for inspiration and…
Forget the "idle" pyramids of Egypt and the "useless" temples of Greece, the aqueducts of ancient Rome are the "most marvelous structures in the whole world." So claimed Roman writers in the 1st…
Giovanni Battista Piranesi was the greatest printmaker of the 18th century. Although he consistently signed his work ‘architetto,’ he is famous for his engravings of the monuments of ancient Rome,…
A new exhibition at the British Museum explores how the epic has been reshaped and reinterpreted over three millennia.
For an emperor whose legacy was condemned after his death, Nero is surprisingly present in Rome today, especially now that his two palaces are again open to the public.