Artwork and jewelry saved from Abruzzo earthquake on display
May 8, 2010. On April 6th of last year, a devastating earthquake struck the Abruzzo region east of Rome. More than 28,000 people were displaced and 281 died. The streets were covered in debris and churches destroyed. But among the rubble, several works of art were saved. Now they are on display at the Castel Sant’Angelo National Museum.
President of the Province of Rome
“I believe the exhibition is important because now is the time to rebuild L’Aquila, to rebuild Abruzzo. For this reason it’s very important to push pressure on people to go, to show people how L’Aquila, Abruzzo, is nice.”
“Some of these churches now are destroyed by last year’s earthquake. But fortunately some pieces are here in good condition so we can show excellence in Abruzzo about sculpture, ceramics and jewelry.”