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      Quebec City gets into the Roman spirit

      May. 11, 2011

      Looks like everyone is getting into the Italian spirit. Starting today, and running until January 29, 2012, the Musée de la civilization in Quebec City is showcasing an international exhibit called Rome: From The Origins to Italy’s Capital.

      The unique exhibit features 300 pieces covering 2600 years of Roman history from some of Italy’s most prestigious institutions. The exhibit honors the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, and is one of the largest commemorative events taking place outside of Italy.

      The exhibit covers five eras of history, from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque to the 19th century, with artworks ranging from paintings to sculptures to artifacts. Also featured is the Fontana di Roma, a multimedia installation that plays on the concept of the Roman fountain, shooting forth images from three major Italian films and images shot in Rome. The fountain is surrounded with benches equipped with headphones, which broadcast both original music and sounds of the city.

      A unique chance to see Rome in all its splendor.

      For further details on the exhibit, please visit

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