Emperor Caracalla's Statue in Porolissum / The History of Romania in One Object
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About The Event
The next artifact of our series comes from the heart of Romania, from Transylvania, and illustrates the golden era of the Roman province of Dacia. This fascinating object, on display at The National Museum of Transylvanian History in Cluj-Napoca, was once part of Emperor Caracalla's Statue in Porolissum, important military center defending the Northern frontiers of the Empire and the capital of one of the provinces that formed Roman Dacia. Text and video presentation by archaeologist and historian George Cupcea. Video concept by Geanina Simion and Dragoș Popa.
George Cupcea is an archaeologist and a historian specialized in antiquity. He is a graduate of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj, where he successfully defended his doctoral thesis in 2011. He took part in the works of more than 20 archeological sites from the Roman era, but not only, both in Romania and abroad. A few years ago he became an expert archaeologist. He specializes in Roman provincial archeology, geophysical investigations in archeological sites, Roman military history and Latin epigraphy. He is a postdoctoral fellow of the University of Vienna and the author of several books and scientific articles published in prestigious journals in Great Britain, Germany or Austria.
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.