Ara Pacis Augustae: Visual Documentation

The Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), also called the “Ara Pacis,” is a famous Roman monument housed in the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, in Rome, Italy. Built between 13-9 BCE, it is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful of all Roman monuments. Here, you can view high-resolution beautiful images and access 3-D models of what the Ara Pacis looked like during Rome’s apogee.

The website, created by professors of Reed College in the United States, is a great resource and is available in English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Take your pick and enjoy!


By James Wiener

James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaeto├▒ero, and fan of ice hockey.