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Exhibition dedicated to Trojan War in British Museum

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Exhibition on the Trojan War at the British Museum
Exhibition dedicated to Trojan War in British Museum

An exhibition on the Trojan War has started at the British Museum, which will last until March 8, 2020. What connection does this have to Rome?

Of course, Julius Caesar considered himself a descendant of the goddess Venus, whose son Aeneas, after the fall of Troy, reached Rome after many vicissitudes. In addition, some families of Roman patricians derived their “names” – cognomena – from the names of Aeneas’ companions. The exhibition, like many earlier ones in the British Museum, is a review and takes up the subject of war from various points of view. Media reports show that part of H. Schielemann’s findings can be seen there. It is not known, however, whether among them is the so-called “Priam’s Treasure”, discovered by H. Schielemann and brought by him to Berlin. From there, after World War II, it was taken to the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

Author: Izabela Henning

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