A temporary art exhibition titled ‘BYZANTIUM “and the Others” in the first millennium’ is being hosted at the Byzantine and Christian Museum until October 10th 2018, featuring works of art, artifacts, objects of everyday use and religious items from the byzantine era.

According to the Museum’s press release, the exhibition highlights the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD as an emblem of stability in a period of great uncertainty, conflicts and upheavals in the European world, as well as in the broader Mediterranean region.

Through six thematic sections: “Transition”, “Worship”, “Intellectual Life”, “Warfare in the Western and Eastern Roman Empire” “Secular Life” and “Trade”, visitors to the exhibition will experience how people lived in the first millennium, how their everyday life was, what they feared, their dangers, what they liked, their occupations and their beliefs.

The exhibition is organized within the framework of the EU project “CEMEC – Connecting Early Medieval European Collections”, co-funded by the Creative Europe Framework, with the coordination of the Allard Pierson Museum and the University of Amsterdam. The project aims to use digital applications to enhance visitor experience of European museums’ medieval collection.

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