“The Great Migration Period” – a new exhibition in the State Hermitage Museum Cover Image

«Великое переселение народов» – новая экспозиция государственного Эрмитажа
“The Great Migration Period” – a new exhibition in the State Hermitage Museum

Author(s): Alexey G. Furasiev
Subject(s): Ancient World
Published by: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei
Keywords: exhibitions; Hermitage Museum; archaeology; Great Migration Period;

Summary/Abstract: At December 1, 2017, a permanent exposition of the State Hermitage (St. Petersburg) was opened after the reconstruction, under the title “Europe in the Great Migration Period and Early Middle Ages”.This exhibition presents materials illustrating the culture of the nomadic peoples of Eastern Europe (Huns, Khazars, Alans, Cumans), of the late Antiquity population of the Northern Black Sea region (Bosporus), of the Germanic tribes of the Dnieper region (Chernyakhov culture), the southern Crimea (Crimean Goths), and partly Western Europe (Franks, Alemanni, Bavarians). The finds cover a significant period – almost the entire first millennium AD, and are united by a common theme: the interaction of various barbarian peoples (nomads and sedentary population) and the Roman (Byzantine) empire in the Great Migration Period and immediately after its termination. Among the presented materials there are such famous archeological complexes of this time as the burials of the Bosporus (Kerch), Suuk-Su and Saltovo, the grave of Conceşti, the treasure of Zamość, “the gold of Huns”, the Sarkel and Tsimlyanskoye sites.

  • Issue Year: XII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 373-381
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian