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THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE-RHEINISCHES LANDESMUSEUM TRIER

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 “THE FALL OF THE ROMAN  EMPIRE”

IN TRIER -“THE CENTRE OF ANTIQUITY”

“Welcome to the Roman Empire. The ancient kingdom stretched from Britain to the Black Sea and from Spain to Egypt. Its military capabilities and technical and cultural achievements had no contemporary comparison. Its residents profited from sanitation and fresh water transported through aqueducts and lived in houses with heated flooring. Even in distant regions of the provinces, there were proper roads, and trade flourished. The public refreshed itself through thermal springs and enjoyed exquisite food, while being entertained in theaters and circus arenas.

Even today, there is proof around the globe of the numerous legacies of the once-booming empire. Trier, founded in 17 B.C. and the oldest city in Germany, is one such example. Known as “Augusta Trevorum” in the fourth century, it was the seat of the Roman Empire for many decades. The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate), which can be seen even today, has been a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site since 1986 and is a testimony to the legacy of the Roman Empire north of the Alps.

Trier is, therefore, the perfect choice for the exhibition “The Fall of the Roman Empire.” Three museums in the city deal with the interesting question of how the enormous kingdom faded into oblivion.”

Quotation from Deutcshes Welles on line https://www.dw.com/en/what-led-to-the-downfall-of-the-roman-empire/a-62670728

 

-State Exhibition in Trier, Germany June 25-to November 27, 2022

-A Major State Exhibition in 3 Museums

“Trier is the oldest city of Germany and in Late Antiquity it became a Roman imperial residence. As venue for the state exhibition “The Fall of the Roman Empire”, it fits perfectly as it was once the largest Roman city north of the Alps and has seen the downfall first hand.Even today , Roman monuments characterize Trier, eight of which were classified as UNESCO World-Heritage Sights in 1986. Alongside Römerbrücke, Konstantin-Basilika, Trierer Dom und Liebfrauenkirche and Igeler Säule the following sites became World-Heritage-Sites and are included in the Fall-Antiken­Card.”

This Exhibition involves 3 seperate but related museums ,…31 rooms,,,2000 square meters and 700 exhibits,…drawn from 130 museums and 20 different countries!

 

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