Sunday, September 20, 2015

CCR Walks: The Empire’s Crumbs: feeding what was left of the Empire - October 18, 2015

This guided walk follows on the theme of the one on September 27, 2015.

How did the building of the Aurelian(ic) Walls impact people's food supply and the neighbourhoods they lived in? How quickly did the city's population contract, and how much, during the Dark Ages?

Let's explore these and other topics at the Crypta Balbi. It's Rome's museum of the Middle Ages and is still a "work-in-progress" archaeological excavation just off Piazza Argentina. We take the chance to review Rome's Late Imperial and Early Medieval food production and consumption, in light of the momentous changes in the city's structure as the the Ancient Roman Empire declined. Artifacts, reconstructions and texts help understand everyday life in Medieval Rome. 

When: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time & Meeting point: Bar Amore via Florida 17 at 9.45 for coffee, starting 10 am sharp. 
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 non members for the guided tour, plus Crypta Balbi admission €7 (valid three days for three other sites -- Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, and the Baths of Diocletian); reduced entrance ticket €3.50; children up to 17 years old are free (teens should bring ID). 
RVSP required by Thursday, Oct. 15th:  ATTN Peter at You are financially responsible for your reservation. 
NOTE: Please bring correct change, familiarize yourself with the meeting place ahead of time and make sure you are ready to depart promptly.