Giovanni Battista e Michele Stefano de Rossi all'Esposizione Universale de Parigi (1867) Articles uri icon



publication date

  • December 2021

start page

  • 319

end page

  • 347


  • 2



International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0035-6042


  • The article presents in detail the role of Giovanni Battista and Michele Stefano de Rossi in the Paris
    Universal Exhibition in 1867 through the analysis of the objects related to Christian antiquity, the top ographic machines and the facsimile catacomb exhibited on the same occasion by the Papal State. All
    the available sources are offered, especially the unpublished ones, in order to reconstruct the event in its entirety as a crucial moment in the contemporary European culture and in the politics and propaganda of the pontificate of Pius IX. The text also provides an opportunity to reflect on the work of the de Rossi brothers in disseminating Christian antiquity at international level, thanks to a network of acquaintances and wide-ranging correspondence, and to the echo they received in the European press.


  • archeologia; giovanni battista; michele stefano de rossi; esposizione universale di parigi (1867)