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Roman Stories from the CrossroadsThe period that the territory of present-day Slovenia was part of the large, well-organised and highly cultivated Roman Empire lasted for about five centuries
23. 8. 2014
Open Today
Muzejska10:00 - 20:00
Metelkova10:00 - 18:00
Snežnik Castle10:00 - 16:00
Bled Castle08:00 - 18:00
Ad Pirum11:00 - 22:00

Roman Stories from the Crossroads

The year 14 or 15. Emona boasts of a great new construction. It is solemnly fitted with a marble imperial inscription in elegant letters: The late Emperor Augustus and his adopted son and successor, Emperor Tiberius, have financially enabled an important construction in the city ...

This inscription stone is partially preserved – it is kept by the National Museum of Slovenia – and it became the impetus for celebrating Emona 2000.

The period that the territory of present-day Slovenia was part of the large, well-organised and highly cultivated Roman Empire lasted for about five centuries; its spiritual legacy is the foundation of Western civilisation.

Among the more than a thousand objects on display, the imperial stone inscription, dated to the year 14 or 15, which was the impetus for the Emona 2000 project and is kept by the National Museum of Slovenia, holds a special place in the exhibition. Shown beside it is the original arrangement of the gilded bronze statue of an Emona citizen: at the time of Emperor Trajan, the statue was part of an outstanding tombstone, which was obviously inspired by Trajan’s Column in Rome.

The stories told by the exhibited objects compose a picture of the Roman age on the territory of present-day Slovenia like the stone pieces of a mosaic, where – as before and after – different worlds collided, and remarkable stories were created.

A catalogue by the author of the exhibition, Janka Istenič, PhD, was also published to accompany the exhibition.


Gallery

Open Today
Muzejska10:00 - 20:00
Metelkova10:00 - 18:00
Snežnik Castle10:00 - 16:00
Bled Castle08:00 - 18:00
Ad Pirum11:00 - 22:00