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Special Exhibition Launch
Diana - Temple of Nemi

The Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture invites you and a guest to:
The Treasures of Nemi:

Finds from the Sanctuary of Diana


Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Off Friar Lane, Castle Place, Nottingham, NG1 6EL

Exhibition Launch - Friday 19 July, 6-8pm
The sanctuary of Diana at Nemi is located some 16 miles South East of Rome in the volcanic Alban Hills and is beautifully situated within a sacred grove, on the edge of Lake Nemi. Noted as a place of worship dedicated to the huntress Diana from the mid sixth century BC, it developed into a healing temple frequented by Roman emperors, those seeking healing for ailments and women wanting children or a safe delivery. In later centuries, the site inspired artists, poets and writers and was the starting point for Sir James Frazer’s book on pagan religion ‘The Golden Bough’ (1890).

The archaeological objects selected for this exhibition all come from the 1885 excavations of Lord Savile, the British Ambassador, donated to Nottingham Castle the following year. Although the site has been excavated on a number of occasions since, Savile’s collection remains the most comprehensive in the public domain and this stunning exhibition includes many objects which are being displayed publically for the first time.

The exhibition is open to the public from 20 July to 29 September
Gallery open daily, 10am - 5pm

For further information please call Nottingham Castle: 0115 876 1400


Image Credits:  Top left - Portrait Bust (herm of Fundillia Rufa) NCM1890-1355/827. Top right - Statue Fragment, 350-200 B.C, NCM1890-1355/218.  Photograph: Nick Dunmur.  Bottom:  Terr-cota freize fragments, NCM1890-1357-28.
Please bring this invitation with you (as a print or on a smart phone/tablet) to gain entry to the site, or click on this link to book your place.
Also Launching on FRIDAY 19 July, 5-8pm (this exhibition opens 1 hour earlier):
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