At the foot of the Pyramid: 300 years of the cemetery for foreigners in Rome

At the foot of the Pyramid: 300 years of the cemetery for foreigners in Rome
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Casa di Goethe and Non-Catholic Cemetery, Rome

Stanley-Price, Nicholas / McGuigan, Mary K. / McGuigan, John F.

136 pp., with numerous illustrations in colour
AsKI / Casa di Goethe 2016
ISBN 978-3-930370-38-2

“The most beautiful and solemn cemetery I have ever beheld” declared the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Since the height of the Grand Tour, non-Catholic foreigners dying in Rome have been buried in front of the pyramid-tomb of Caius Cestius. In 2016 the Protestant Cemetery (now officially the Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners) in Rome will celebrate its 300th anniversary. For this occasion the Cemetery, in partnership with the Casa di Goethe, has planned an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints from the 18th to early 20th centuries to illustrate the history of this place dedicated to citizens of Protestant faith who died in papal Rome. The exhibition catalogue will be published in three different editions (English, German and Italian).

 Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, Casa di Goethe, Rome, 23 September - 13 November 2016

Catalogue series Casa di Goethe edited by Maria Gazzetti


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