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Cheating with nuts, games and toys in antiquity

An exhibition that explores the world of games for boys, girls, and adults in ancient Rome.

 

The exhibition proposes a story about games and toys in antiquity, starting from the trousseau of Crepereia and two other maidens, the little girl from Pugliola in Arezzo and the little priestess from Piazza d’Armi in Spoleto, and investigates the world of games of children, girls and adults in ancient Rome, concluding with a brief reflection on games in Pascoli’s time. In addition to balls, dice and astragals, a very common fruit, also used as a toy in ancient times, is on display: the walnut, which inspires the title of the exhibition.
The small exhibition is also linked to a treasure hunt curated by the Museum and guided by the kitten Gaius, its friendly mascot, which leads to the discovery of artefacts from Arezzo linked to the world of games, as well as a number of workshop activities and meetings entrusted to the archaeoludologist (an archaeologist specialised in the study and experimentation of ancient games) Monica Silvestri of History Games, organised in collaboration with the Fondazione Arezzo Intour within the MUAR Musei di Arezzo project.

PROGRAM

 

Saturday, November 11
From 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
PLAYING WITH GAIO
Treasure hunt guided by little cat Gaio with a final prize offered by AICS

 

 

Sunday, November 26
From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
LUPUS IN TABULA!
Workshop of Roman games for families with Monica Silvestri

 

 

Friday, January 5
From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
THE GAMES OF ANCIENT ROME
Meeting with archaeoludologist Monica Silvestri and board games session

 

 

The free treasure hunt is active every day until the end of the event.

Information

• Free admission up to 18 years old.
• Free admission every first Sunday of the month.

 

Contacts:
+39 0575 20882 (museum)
+39 0575 1696266 (ticket office)
drm-tos.archeoar@cultura.gov.it

WHEN

From November 4, 2023, to February 4, 2024

WHERE

Arezzo
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Gaio Cilnio Mecenate

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