Northern Iberians: Life, Death and Ritual on the other side of the Pyrenees

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Organized by: Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, Archaeological museum in Zagreb
Venue:  AMZ, Trg N. Š. Zrinskog 19, Zagreb
Duration: March 24th – August 16th,  2015.
Authors of the exhibition: Gabriel de Prado, M. Carme Rovira, and associates (David Asensio, M. Carme Belarte, Marta Campo, Ferran Codina, Gustau Garcia, Lluís Garcia, Anna M. Garrido, Javier López-Cachero, Aurora Martín, Enriqueta Pons, Jordi Principal, Joan Sanmartí, Javier Velaza)
Author of the display: Šesnić&Turković
Technical realisation: the AMZ
Scope: 177 objects and complexes
Type: prehistory, numismatics
Users: all


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Subject: The Archaeological museum in Zagreb is one of three partners in the European project “Archaeology and Iron Age Cultures in Europe” (ARCHÉOLOGIE et CULTURES de l'ÂGE du FER en EUROPE – ArCAFE). This is a project funded by the European Union as part of the CULTURE 2007-2013 program, with a goal of presenting the Iron Age archaeological heritage to the wider audience. A wide-ranging exhibition on northern Iberians is displayed in Zagreb as a part of this project. It encompasses representative artefacts used by these prehistoric inhabitants of the north-eastern part of the Iberian peninsula. The Iberians were a culturally developed people flourishing for more than five hundred years along the Mediterranean coast of the peninsula, maintaining close contacts with other peoples, especially the Gauls, Greeks, and Carthaginians. The Iberians were an advanced civilisation with their own language and alphabet, and lived as independent tribes until the Roman conquest during and after the Second Punic War.  

More than 200 objects with accompanying texts and audio-visual facilities will be displayed at the exhibition. Most of the exhibits come from various branches of the Archaeological museum of Catalonia, but objects from other Catalan museums will also be displayed (Barcelona, Girona, Empúries, Olèrdola and Ullastret). The majority of artefacts were never displayed outside of Catalan museums, while many are now displayed for the first time in general.