Thursday 25 April

Exhibition: Roman villas in Limburg

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden brings you the exhibition Roman Villas in Limburg.

Step back into the world of Roman villas in Limburg, Netherlands, where two millennia ago, these estates were bustling grain farms. Owners adorned these estates with a Mediterranean flair, boasting amenities like bathhouses, glass windows, and underfloor heating. Buried with treasures on their land, these villas have fascinated archaeologists for a century.

This exhibit at Leiden's Rijksmuseum van Oudheden showcases the region's archaeological gems. Demonstrating the most striking archaeological finds from these villas for the first time. They are displayed in stories about Roman life and agriculture in Limburg, and the significance of the farmlands within the larger Roman network. Particular attention is paid to the residents, from the lady of the house to the people who tilled the land. The exhibition is a joint project between three Dutch museums: the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, the Limburgs Museum (Venlo), and the Thermenmuseum (Heerlen).…

Step back into the world of Roman villas in Limburg, Netherlands, where two millennia ago, these estates were bustling grain farms. Owners adorned these estates with a Mediterranean flair, boasting amenities like bathhouses, glass windows, and underfloor heating. Buried with treasures on their land, these villas have fascinated archaeologists for a century.

This exhibit at Leiden's Rijksmuseum van Oudheden showcases the region's archaeological gems. Demonstrating the most striking archaeological finds from these villas for the first time. They are displayed in stories about Roman life and agriculture in Limburg, and the significance of the farmlands within the larger Roman network. Particular attention is paid to the residents, from the lady of the house to the people who tilled the land. The exhibition is a joint project between three Dutch museums: the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, the Limburgs Museum (Venlo), and the Thermenmuseum (Heerlen).

Delve into tales of Roman life and agriculture, exploring the significance of these farms within the wider Roman network. Meet the villa residents, from the lady of the house to the diligent farmers. 

When

  • Thursday the 25th of april 2024

Location