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Symposium on Cypriot Archaeology

This symposium, organised in the framework of the exhibition Cyprus: A Dynamic Island, brings together scholars dealing with various periods and diverse approaches to the material culture of prehistoric Cyprus, in an attempt to shed new light on the nature and intensity of contacts between communities within and beyond Cyprus from the Neolithic up to end of Bronze Age.

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Third Dorestad congress 2019

In June 2019, the third Dorestad congress was organized at the National Museum of Antiquities, fifty years since the famous Dorestad brooch was found. The theme of the congress was ‘Dorestad and its networks’. It opened with a keynote lecture by prof.dr. Dagfinn Skre (University of Oslo).

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Conference on gems 2016

On 3 and 4 November 2016 the National Museum of Antiquities hosted the conference ‘From cylinder seals to Lippert’s dactyliotheca’. International experts discussed engraved gems, from antiquity to the present day, with a particular focus on the people associated with these objects: the engravers, users, and re-users.

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Second Dorestad congress 2014

In July 2014, the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden hosted the second Dorestad congress, five years after the first one. This congress accompanied the exhibition The Golden Middle Ages: The Netherlands in the Merovingian World, 400-700 AD.

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First Dorestad congress 2009

In 2009, the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities hosted the first ever major exhibition on Dorestad, the Carolingian emporium on the northern frontier of the Empire, in the middle of the present-day Netherlands. It was entitled Dorestad: Medieval Metropolis. The exhibition was accompanied by a congress attended by international scholars on Dorestad.

 

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