Mon, Oct 04|
Glykon - The Fantastic Snake / The History of Romania in One Object
An introduction to the amazing realm of the Roman gods
Time & Location
Oct 04, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
The next episodes of "The History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with the Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanța, will focus on artifacts and objects found in the culturally diverse province of Dobrogea (Dobruja), a Southeastern region of Romania bordering the Black Sea, whose rich historical texture was woven by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences.
The second of the six objects in focus is the amazing Glykon Snake or the Fantastic Snake, the representation of a protective deity of home and a god of fertility whose cult was very fashionable and widespread in the Roman Empire of the 2nd Century AD.
Video presentation and text by historian Irina Sodoleanu. Film concept by Cristian Cealera and Constantin Țițineanu.
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.