New AMZ Exhibition: ‘Avars and Slavs’

The opening of an international exhibition ‘Avars and Slavs’ will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, starting at 7 pm at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

The international exhibition project ‘Avars and Slavs’ will be presented through two exhibitions: the Croatian exhibition Avars and Slavs south of the Drava river, and the Slovak exhibition Avars and Slavs north of the Danube. The project includes series of events consisting of numerous lectures and workshops for individuals of all ages.

Photo: Szabó Ladislav

The exhibitions located on the first floor of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb will present two populaces from the middle of the 6th to the middle of the 9th century. The exhibitions display the archaeological material from Croatian museums, private collections, including a group of items found during recent archaeological excavations, as well as the items from Slovak museums and institutions. The aforementioned period is presented through carefully chosen jewelry items, warrior equipment, agricultural tools, pottery, and bone items (more than 500 items).

Depictions showing members of Avar and Slavic society will be on display alongside the archaeological items which show the significance of the archaeological heritage in Croatian and Slovak archaeological heritage within the European cultural circle. The exhibitions are the center of communication and interaction of the two distant, yet close Slavic countries, and show incredible similarities among the material found in Croatia and Slovakia.

For more information about accompanying events please visit Archaeological Museum in Zagreb website.