Civilization and barbarians

The exhibition has already been held 

Date of the exhibition : 1. 3. 2022 - 30. 4. 2023; Venue : Historic exhibition building

For the first time, the exhibition will present the entire ancient collection of the Silesian Museum to the public. It is a collection of archaeological artefacts of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman provenance, numbering over a hundred pieces, the most interesting of which is in particular an Etruscan trefoil-mouth oinochoe, as well as shards from Mycenae and two fragments of plaster from the interiors of a non-royal tomb built in Western Thebes during the New Kingdom period. The exhibition will explain the fate of this collection, its origins and history. The attraction for the public will be a mummy, or rather a cardboard mummy cover from the Náprstek Museum in Prague, which was originally part of the collections of the Silesian Museum.

As a contrast to the ancient world, visitors can see archaeological findings from the area beyond the northern border of the empire, the so-called barbarian area, which included the territory of today's Czech Silesia and northeastern Moravia. The exhibits will include artefacts that represent key evidence of life on our territory from the 5th century BC to the first half of the 6th century AD. For example, fragments of a Hunnic cauldron from the Migration Period will be presented.