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CEMEC exhibition now on view at the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens

The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in joint collaboration with the Byzantine and Christian Museum, present the temporary exhibition “Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era”.
The duration of the exhibition is from May 18th till October 10th 2018.

Through six thematic sections: “Transition”, “Worship”, “Intellectual Life”, “Warfare in the Western and Eastern Roman Empire”,“Secular Life” and “Trade”, the exhibition highlights the role of the Byzantine Empire as a stability pole during the turbulent era of 300 – 1000 A.D, both in the European continent and in the broader area of the Mediterranean Sea and the East.

The exhibition is organized within the framework of the EU project “CEMEC – Connecting Early Medieval European Collections”, co-funded by the Creative Europe Framework, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

The following Museums and Ephorates agreed to loan collection items for the realization of the exhibition:

Allard Pierson Museum- Amsterdam
LVR-Landes Museum – Bonn
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum – Budapest
Royal Museums for Art and History – Brussels
National Archaeological Museum
National Library of Greece
Epigraphic Museum
Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth,
Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades,
Ephorate of Antiquities of the city of Athens,
Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities,
Museum of Byzantine Culture