With the collaboration of the Romanian Embassy, the Romanian Ministry of National Defence, the Cultural Association of Protectors and Friends of MAN and ASISA, the Museo Arquelógico of Madrid is hosting until 27 February the exhibition Archaeological Treasures of Romania. The Dacian and Roman roots.
The exhibition is part of the events commemorating the 140th anniversary of the establishment of Romanian-Spanish diplomatic relations, and traces the cultural history of present-day Romania. It is the most important exhibition organised abroad by the National Museum of Romanian History in the last 50 years. It brings together princely treasures of gold and silver, weapons, tools, clothing accessories, coins, ceramics, glassware, pieces of wood and bone, stone and metal sculptures, among others. More than 800 cultural objects from 40 museums in Romania, in addition to loans from Spanish centres such as the Archaeological Museum of Seville, the Guadix Town Hall (Granada) and the Prado National Museum. The aim of the exhibition is to show the historical evolution of the territory of Romania over a period of more than a thousand years, from the Late Hallstatt and Scythian cultures (around the 8th-7th centuries BC) to the invasions of the Germanic peoples (around the 4th-7th centuries AD), with special emphasis on the period of Dacia as a Roman province (106-271 AD), following the Dacia wars led by the Emperor Trajan (101-106 AD).