A Roman Amphora in the Barbarian Lands / The History of Romania in One Object
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About The Event
The artifact presented in this week's edition of The History of Romania in One Object takes us to the Eastern part of present Moldavia, which back in the 6th century AD was still considered a land of the barbarians because it lay farther out the Roman Empire’s border, the limes. The Roman Amphora found there by sheer luck in the Prut River in 2015 is an important proof that, while part of the Barbaricum, the region had not been truly cut off from the trade and civilizing routes of the Roman world. Text and video presentation by archaeologist and curator of Moldavia's History Museum in Iași, Tamilia Elena Marin. Film by Mihai Neagu.
Tamilia Elena Marin is an archaeologist specialized in the North Danube area during the antiquity. She has a Ph.D. in History and is a curator at Moldavia's History Museum within the National Museum Complex "Moldova" in Iași. Dr. Marin is the author and editor of several works on the Iron Age and economic life in the ancient times and has collaborated to numerous exhibitions of national and international scope.
Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with some of the most important history museums in the country, evokes decisive epochs in Romania's past starting from artifacts or vestiges with powerful symbolic, representative value.