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Byzanz: Pracht und Alltag (Splendour and Everyday Life )

July 8, 2010

I have clearly not been scouring the web well enough over the past few months. I try to find out what is going on in the world of Byzantium, but missed this exhibition Byzanz: Pracht und Alltag (Byzantium: Splendour and Everyday Life ) which ran (it is now finished) at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn, Germany, from 26 February to 13 June.

It would appear to have been a small Byzantine exhibition, but some of the usual icon suspects  appear to have been present. The exhibition included a large-scale model of a Byzantine galley and a model of the Hippodrome developed by the team at the Byzantium 1200 project (follow this link to enter the world of Constantinople). Exhibition website here.

This video (no sound) is worth a watch just to wallow momentarily in some beautiful art and objects. In this world, at this time, we need a good wallow!

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