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Celts from Bratislava

More than 2000 years ago there was a Celtic city, so-called oppidum, on the place of present day Bratislava. It used to be three times bigger than later medieval town

In the city centre archeologists have found tons of artefacts and constructions from this historical period. The fndings from Bratislava Castle in the first place show how wealth of the oppidum. On the castle hill have been found house foundations of matchless luxury in very wide area.

Residents of this buildings invited architects from roman empire to build for them houses comparable to those in Italy. Current reaserch shows us completely new wazs of interpretation of city history and also history of whole region. The exhibition Celts from Bratislava offers a lot from this era.

Celts brought to the territory of Slovakia new inventions as potters wheel or scissors. They were remarkably good at metal works and jewelry crafting. Celts were also first to mint they own coins on our territory, so called Biatecs, thus it became symbol of Slovak National Bank.

All this can be seen in the exhibition, visible in the Museum of History, a part of the Slovak National Museum, which resides on the Bratislava Castle. The exhibition shows a new history interpretation of of the Danube’s region and is organised in partnership with the Italian town of Perugia.

The exihibition Celts from Bratislava offers astonishing view to the past, to the times they lived in a territory of the city. It is the first ethnics known by their name living in Slovakia.

Besides lots of findings (e.g. deposits of coins) and interesting rendition of the exhibition, parts of antic architecture from 1st century B.C. can be seen in basement premises under the courtyard of Bratislava Castle. The exhibition includes children line with interactive tasks.

The eponymous exhibition reciprocally took place in July 2016 Perugia, a twin city of Bratislava since 1962.