The exhibition "Medioevo svelato. Storie dell’Emilia-Romagna attraverso l’archeologia" (Revealed Middle Ages. Stories of Emilia-Romagna through the archaeology) narrates in a new and original way the events through which Goths, Longobards, Byzantines and the new centres of power (castles, monasteries, buildings of worship, and Communes) wrote the history of the Emilia Romagna region, in the years of transition from the ancient world to the modern age.
At Museo Medievale in Bologna from February 17th to June 17th, 2018 – it analyses the changes caused by the rise of the new ruling classes of Goths, Byzantines, and Longobards, in this region and in its cities, by crossing almost 1000 years, from the late Antique age (IV-V centuries) to the Middle Ages (early XIV century).
The exhibition is divided into 6 sections and features over 300 artefacts found during the archaeological research carried out in the past 40 years. The silver “missorium” from Cesena, the Goth period “fibulae” found in the necropolis of Ponte del Rio di Spilamberto, the wooden glasses found in Parma, or the majolica bowl coming from the façade of San Giacomo Maggiore church in Bologna, just to mention a few. A calendar of guided visits, conferences and a programme of films curated by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna are completing the exhibition (read more - in Italian).
"Medioevo svelato. Storie dell’Emilia-Romagna attraverso l’archeologia" is curated by Sauro Gelichi and Luigi Malnati. It is promoted by Soprintendenza Archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Bologna e le province di Modena, Reggio Emilia e Ferrara, and Istituzione Bologna Musei | Musei Civici d'Arte Antica, as part of the cultural programme "2200 anni lungo la Via Emilia"(2200 years along the Via Aemilia) which celebrates the foundation of the Roman colonies of Reggio Emilia, Parma and Modena.