European Union External Action

Exhibition: "Treasures and Emperors - Splendour of Roman Serbia"

19/03/2018 - 15:12
Visual artsIntercultural dialogue

Fondazione Aquileia with National Museum of Belgrade and Italian Ministry of Tourism and Culture are presenting the exhibition “Treasures and Emperors - Splendour of Roman Serbia”, a journey between the peoples and cultural trends that have enriched our history.

Six centuries of history and events are narrated in the exhibition “Treasures and Emperors - Splendour of Roman Serbia” with the help of sixty-two artefacts coming from the National Museum of Belgrade, the National Museum of Zajecar and Niš, the Museums of Požarevac, Novi Sad, Sremska Mitrovica and Negotin, together with a historical cast of Trajan’s Column (1861) from the Museum of Roman Civilization.

All these objects will guide us in a long journey in the wake of the Roman Empire, from its expansion to the East through the golden age of Late Antiquity until its final sunset, when the limes could no more restrain the Barbaric invaders, including the Huns led by Attila who also set Aquileia on fire.

In Antiquity and still today, Serbia has been a crucial passageway along the overland routes between Europe and the East. The territory has always played a key role of intersection between the peoples and cultural trends that have enriched our history. The roads leaving Aquileia eastward crossed this area too and reached Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica), one of the capitals of the Late Empire.

11/03/2018 - 03/06/2018

Palazzo Meizlik
Via Patriarca Popone 7,

33051 Aquileia
Italy