Mon, Feb 08 | Online Event

The Greco-Illyrian Helmet of Găvojdia / The History of Romania in One Object

A beautiful example of Early Iron Age craftsmanship
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Feb 08, 2:00 PM EST
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About The Event

The third season of our series The History of Romania in One Object, which re-creates the past of Romania’s most diverse region, the Banat, through striking artifacts, continues with another astonishing piece. Learn more about the Greco-Illyrian Helmet of Găvojdia, a beautiful example of Early Iron Age craftsmanship and of the cultural connections between the Banat and the north-western Balkans during the 6th-5th centuries BC. 

Text and video presentation by archaeologist Andrei Georgescu. Film concept by Ana Tudor and Adrian Tudor. A series developed in partnership with The National Museum of Banat in Timișoara and the Timiș County Council.

Watch and read on our FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE and WEBSITE from Monday, February 8, 2 p.m. EST (or anytime later).

Andrei Georgescu has been an archaeologist with the National Museum of Banat in Timișoara since 2014. His research focuses on the Late Iron Age period in the Carpathian Basin. He took his BA in history at the University of the West in Timișoara, followed by an MA at The Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. He received his Ph.D. from The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași. Throughout his career, he has taken part in more than 40 archaeological excavation projects and has published several studies in national and international journals. His scientific activity also includes more than 20 presentations at national and international conferences.

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.

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