The Quest: Rome

Discover the past at the Imperial Fora, Rome


In Rome, visitors can travel back in time to the Trajan Markets and the Forum of Augustus at different periods during the Roman Empire.

They can visit the Temple of Mars, the Hall of the Colossus, the Hall of Augustus and the Via Biberatica.

Several objects from the museum’s collection are there including a fragment of a statue of a Caryatid from the portico of Augustus Forum; the bronze head of a philosopher found in the Temple of Peace; the bronze foot of a statue of Victory found in the Forum of Augustus and many more.

Playing the role of Marcus, they will discover stories of ancestors including Gnaeus Licinius Mucianus, Priest of the Temple of Mars Ultor; Valeria Minor, a wealthy woman of high rank; Horatius Rogatus, a prefect of the Trajan Forum and of Trajan; and Quintus Decius Mus: Marcus’ father and Gaius’ son. 

The Quest: Sarajevo

Travel back in time at the City Hall, Sarajevo


In Sarajevo, visitors can travel back in time to the Roman city Aquae Sulphurae (today: Ilidža nearby Sarajevo) in the 3rd century AD and to the early Christian basilica and chapel of Cim in the 5th century.

The city Aquae Sulphurae was a luxury summer resort located near thermal sulphur springs. It contained several villas, a bath complex (with healing water) and a guest resort, most dating from the 3rd century

The early Christian basilica and chapel of Cim is one of the most well known examples of early Christian buildings in the Balkans and was one of the first areas of the Roman Empire to become Christian.

In these stunning 3D environments, users will search for objects including a spear, a fibula, an ivory pyxis, a patera related to Apollo cult and many more.

Playing the role of Marcus, they will discover stories of ancestors including the former Roman centurion Gaius Papius Celso, the slave Harmidis and the influential citizen, Euphemia.

 

The Quest: Amsterdam

Archaeology meets the future at Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam


In Amsterdam, visitors can travel back in time to explore a Roman domus, an Egyptian domus and a model of Villa Holzkuil (for the Low Countries) during the 2nd and 3rd century AD.

In these beautiful 3D environments, users will find many objects including a theatre mask, a cavalry helmet, a bronze wine jug and several small statues and portraits.

These objects will help explain the daily lives and professions of people that lived during these times.

The Quest: Alexandria

Step into history at the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria


In Alexandria, visitors can travel back in time to the Serapeum in the 2nd century and the harbor of Alexandria in the 3rd and 6th centuries AD.

There they will find a stunning range of objects including a funerary mask, a papyrus of Homer, a gold ring, a statue of Harpocrates and many more.

Playing the role of Marcus, they will discover stories of ancestors including the wealthy twin sisters Domitia and Minerva; the sculptor Maximianus and his son, Adrianus; the baker Daninos and his cousin, Senesius. 

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