“Byzantium and the others during the first millennium: An empire of stability during a time of turmoil” is an exhibition that will be inaugurated at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens on May 17 by Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.
The exhibition will be open to he public from May 18 to October 10 and will focus on the role of the Byzantine Empire as a reference of stability in the European continent and in the Mediterranean and Anatolia regions overall during the period 300-1000 AD.
It will be arranged around five themes: The transition from antiquity to Byzantium, Religion and faith, Spiritual life, Diplomacy and clashes, Aspects of daily life, and Economy/Trade.
The show is part of the program “Connecting Early Medieval European Collections”, which is funded by the European Union’s “Creative Europe” program. The Ministry of Culture and the museum are the associate members of the show.
The following museums have loaned pieces for the exhibition. From abroad, the Allard Pierson Museum (Amsterdam), the LVR-Landes Museum (Bonn), the Magyar Nemzeti M?zeum (Budapest), and the Royal Museums for Art and History (Brussels). From Greece, the National Archaeological Museum, the National Library of Greece, the Epigraphic Museum, the Ephorates of Antiquities of Korinthia, Cyclades, and the City of Athens, the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, and the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki.