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Archaeological treasures of Romania. The Dacian and Roman roots

"Archaeological treasures of Romania. The Dacian and Roman roots"

Location: Museo Arqueológico Nacional de Madrid

The National Archaeological Museum of Madrid opens next October 1 the temporary exhibition "Tesoros arqueológicos de Rumanía. Las raíces dacias y romanas", an impressive display of cultural assets from the 7th century BC to the 7th century AD.

You will be able to discover nearly 800 archaeological objects and artefacts that show the evolution of time in the area of actual Romania, a unique enclave that has historically connected Asia and Europe and is home to a multitude of natural resources and assets such as the Danube and the Black Sea.

The exhibition focuses on the historical vestiges of the late Hallstatt and Scythian cultures, between the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., and reaches up to the Germanic invasions that took place in the area between the 4th and 7th centuries A.D. This is more than 1,000 years of history, with special emphasis on the period of Dacia as a Roman province, from 106 to 271 A.D., after the Roman conquest by Emperor Trajan.

It has been organized within the framework of the 140th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between Romania and Spain and it highlights the historical connections between these two countries, with the presence of Celts and Romans of Hispanic origin who fought with the empero, or Visigoths who ended up settling in Hispania. 

This is the most ambitious exhibition organized by the National Museum of Romanian History abroad in recent decades. The objects on display come from 40 different museums in the country and other loans have been added from Spanish institutions and museums such as the Prado National Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Seville or the City Council of Guadix (Granada).

The exhibition can be visited until February 27, 2022. Admission is free. It is closed on Mondays.


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