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Palazzo Massimo Treasure Trove

Palazzo Massimo holds most of the ancient art collection of the National Roman Museum, one of the largest and most visited archaeological museums in Italy.

If you are in Rome, DO NOT MISS IT.

Two Roman copies of the Discobolus of Myron, the sculpture on the right is the famous “Discobolus Lancellotti” (2nd century AD); photo by Sergio
Painted Garden, Villa of Livia, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

The plant species depicted include: umbrella pine, oak, red fir, quince, pomegranate, myrtle, oleander, date palm, strawberry, laurel, viburnum, holm oak, boxwood, cypress, ivy, acanthus, rose, poppy, chrysanthemum, chamomile, fern, violet, and iris.

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