Dvin. A Capital Between Europe And Asia
Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi

November 8, 2011 – January 29, 2012

On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia, the History Museum of Armenia has presented the exhibition “Dvin: a capital between Europe and Asia” at the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi. The opening of the exhibition took place on November 8, 2011.

The exhibition is part of a large cultural program entitled “Silk Road”, organized by the Cultural Heritage Superintendency of the City of Rome. The participants of this program are the countries situated on this legendary early medieval road, extending from China to Europe.

Armenia is presented by Dvin and Ani, outstanding Armenian capitals and stations on the Silk Road, which had close cultural, commercial and economic relations with the countries of the East and the West both in antique period and in the Middle Ages.

The presented objects refer to:
• exceptionalexamples of the 7th-century Armenian sculpture and architecture
• adornments and ritual church objects (crosses, censers, etc.) of the 5th-10th centuries
• glazed ceramics and faience of the 9th-13th centuries
• ritual church curtains, stiff collars called vakas, and other objects of the 15th-16th centuries
• coins of the 6th-14th centuries, found at the excavations of Dvin and Ani (Byzantine, Arab, Seljuk, Mongolian, Pontic Bosphorian, Georgian and Armenia).