In this video, archaeologist Darius Arya introduces us to the Uffizi Gallery’s key Roman treasures, including the famous Niobid statuary group, as well as rare armour-decorated pilasters from the Aventine hill.
Situated in Florence, the Uffizi Gallery houses one of the most important art collections in the world, particularly from the Italian Renaissance, as well as ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.
After the ruling house of Medici died out, their art collections were gifted to the city of Florence under the famous ‘Patto di famiglia’ negotiated by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress. The Uffizi was officially opened to the public in 1765, and became a museum formally in 1865.
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