This gallery exhibition, inaugurated in April 2023 in the entry hall of the Italian Academy, reveals the riches of the archaeological site of Tharros in Western Sardinia. It has fresh photography of the site’s buildings and roads from the Bronze Age, Ancient Roman times, and the Christian era—and a section on the objects now in museums in Sardinia and abroad.
On the opening day of this exhibition, the Academy also presented a roundtable conversation among archaeologists. Read more here about the speakers and the topics at that roundtable, “The Ancient City of Tharros: Cultural Crossroads in the Mediterranean over Two Millennia.”
This initiative is part of the Italian Academy's Sardinia Cultural Heritage Project which includes a book from Columbia University Press and an online digital exhibition—both of them focusing on the statues of Mont’e Prama. In a related initiative, the Academy facilitated the loan of a 3000-year-old statue from Mont’e Prama to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (on display May–December 2023).
This project is sponsored by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia with the collaboration of the Mont’e Prama Foundation.