Mon, Nov 01|
The Ottoman Vase of Ester / The History of Romania in One Object
The story of a long lost Medieval city
Time & Location
Nov 01, 2021, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
The fall season of our online series "The History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with the Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanța, focuses 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 series’ third episode focuses on the Ottoman Vase of Ester, a wonderful, skillfully made object dating back to the 18th century, discovered in 1999 among the ruins of a long lost city which had stirred the archaeologists’ imagination for decades.
Text by historians Aurel Mototolea and Cristian Cealera. Video presentation by historian Andreea Andrei. 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.