By Michael L. Galaty
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The Temple of Hathor had a sculpted relief at the back of Cleopatra and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. In November 1934 Bagnani "went off to Dendera by car with Michel and spent the day there measuring the reliefs and choosing the scenes that are worth reproducing for the Mostra Augustea. I think it will be better if they don't try and get too much but simply one or two really surprising pieces like the Cleopatra and Caesarion which stands over 6 metres high and about 10 in length. Where they will put it God only knows but it would make a wonderful effect in the main hall of the Palazzo dell'Esposizione which is apparently the place they are going to have it.
So on 4 March 1934 Bagnani resumed digging but started a new excavation notebook which he entitled "Campagna di scavo della R. " Anti had not thought through the ramifications of Vogliano's status as a visitor at Tebtunis, and one can only imagine his chagrin and embarrassment to learn that within the month Bagnani had discovered one of the largest hoards of papyri ever excavated in Egypt, which Vogliano claimed as his own, to the consternation of the Florentine papyrologists VitelU and Norsa. Before Bagnani began his next regular season at Tebtunis, there were funds available from Giglioli, who was in charge of the preparations for the upcoming exhibition to commemorate the bimillennium of Augustus, to send Bagnani to make preparations to have a cast made of a relief sculpture at Dendera.
37 38 OLIVER GILKES By the time he or she reached the evocative chamber of the fascist martyrs at the exit, the visitor would have passed from scepticism to belief and faith in a common destiny (Alfieri and Freddi, 1993; Stone, 1998:162). In the field of archaeology this search for myths and origins was molded into a logical extension of Romanita. Boni, for instance, was commissioned to research the origins and true form of the fasces to be adopted as the emblem of the new state (Falasca Zamponi, 1997:96; Gentile, 1996:43).
Archaeology Under Dictatorship by Michael L. Galaty