Archaelogical Highlights and Mysteries from the Maastricht Area

15-07-2017 - 15-10-2017

Centre Céramique, Maastricht


Extraordinary Roman deity images, beautifully decorated gold and silver Merovingian jewellery, three mysterious dodecahedrons, shoes dating from the Middle Ages and a Viking sword: these are but just a few examples of the more than 100 remarkable archaeological treasures that are on display at Centre Céramique. Several conservators of the most important archaeological and historical museums in the Euregio have made this selection. Including the most beautiful valuable items and, but also the most puzzling and mysterious objects. Objects of which, until today, nobody knows where they came from or what their purpose was.

This exhibition containing highlights and mysteries from the Euregional archaeological history takes place alongside the major international archeology congress organized in Maastricht by the European Association of Archeologists (EAA) in early September. The exhibition will be opened until the National Archaeology Days on October 13, 14 and 15.

The participating museums are: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, the Centre Charlemagne in Aachen, the Museum Zitadelle in Jülich, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn, Le Grand Curtius in Liège, the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen , The Limburgs Museum in Venlo, The DoMIJNen Museum in Sittard and the Thermen Museum in Heerlen.


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