15 EXHIBITIONS
ABOUT THE LOMBARDS

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Musei Coinvolti

THE MUSEUMS INVOLVED

Lombards in the Limelight is a project involving 15 exhibitions about 7 different aspects of the Lombard people's culture and features objects from 13 different museums. Come and discover them!  

Mostra "Animali totemici"

LOMBARD TOTEMIC ANIMALS

The Lombard imagination –  a fascinating look at traditional practices and symbolic animal burials in three sites: Cividale del Friuli, Povegliano Veronese and Spilamberto. 

Mostra "L'ideale guerriero"

THE WARRIOR IDEAL

Two warrior figures and the grave goods of two generations compared in Rome and Brescia – a journey through cultural differences, social identities and military organization.

Mostra "L'intelligenza nelle mani"

MANUAL INTELLIGENCE

Craft production and working methods in the Lombard era. The integration of Roman-Byzantine traditions with Lombard culture in an exchange between Rome and Spoleto.

Mostra "Flavia Sebrio"

FLAVIA SEBRIO

Lombard Castelseprio, military garrison and seat of power. Jewels and coins of the Lombard nobility on display in Milan and Castelseprio demonstrate the wealthy castrum's important role.

Mostra "Il riuso dell'antico"

THE INTENTIONAL RE-USE

Deliberate re-use of old worked stone in the Lombard era. The recovery of Late Antique architectural tastes in the church at Cappello on the Clitunno and that of San Salvatore in Spoleto. 

Mostra "Scritture in-colte"

SIMPLY WRITING

Evidence of communication methods. The Christian message in symbolic and visual representations; Beneventan scripts and chapter codices from the 7th to 14th centuries. 

Mostra "Le armi e il potere"

WEAPONS AND POWER

Instruments and signs of the cult of St Michael. Understanding and dialogue between grave goods from the Collegno cemetery and copies of inscriptions from the Monte Sant'Angelo sanctuary.