Over at Arcspace, there’s an interesting feature on the new Ara Pacis museum in Rome, due to open in 2006. Niels (Hannestad) has recently argued that this Augustan monument was repaired in the early 4th century CE, possibly by Maxentius. This was followed by an intense debate in Journal of Roman Archaeology. It will be interesting to see how this scholarly discussion will be presented in the new exhibition.
Niels Hannestad. 1994. Tradition in Late Antique Sculpture. Conservation – Modernization – Production. Aarhus.