New Restoration Project 2023

The Board of Directors of the Washington DC Chapter is proud to announce the adoption of a new project for 2023: 

Conservation and Maintenance of the Santa Rosa Necropolis


This project will offer visitors a wonderful chance to explore an ancient burial site from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. The work in this project will include:

  • A scientific analysis to assess the state of preservation of sepulchers, artwork, sarcophagi, and urns
  • A complete dusting of all architectural elements and artwork
  • Reassembly of stuccoes on the ceilings of four Columbari (Sepulchers II, III, XVII, and XVIII)
  • An in-depth study and restoration of the area and elements around the Tomb of Alcimus (the scenographer of Emperor Nero), which has been affected by microbiologial attacks

The total cost of the project is $27,762.55

Thanks to your generosity we are able to sponsor such an important project! More details about this restoration will be posted soon. 



Posted on December 12, 2022