The 7R (Roman) Festival is back with full force in Călugăreni, this time Under the Spell of the Orient. The Roman Empire has always been the scene of cultural exchange, this also being the cause of its wealth.
This year the festival’s organisers present a special edition dedicated, as always, to the whole family and all tastes. Military parades, gladiators, battles, slave auctions, exhibitions and museum pedagogical workshops, carriage rides around the village, concerts, these are only a handful of the activities lined up for the day.
Come and join us on the 3rd of August, from 11AM in Călugăreni, for a day filled with programs that will make you more acquainted with the Roman world’s heritage!
Sunny Sunday at Gastronomika Romana
Despite the bad forecast we were facing, the weather was in our favour and the Sun was shining the whole day. The beautiful old house and the courtyard in Călugăreni owned by the Mureș County Museum were filled with life again. Not only the breathtaking landscape, but the activities also attracted so many people to the little village.
The visitors could get a guided tour of the Roman ite and the TIMEBOX pavilions and see the newly installed holobox, which presents 3D pictured artefacts related to the Roman body care. Children could make diadems, helmets, and could learn about different types of coronae in ancient times. The ones interested could prepare their own aromatic bag or make clay vessels. The main idea of the day and the most popular activity was to present the different vegetable and fruit preservation techniques used in Roman times. We used a colourful range of vegetables soaked in salt and wine-vinegar and fruits dipped in savoury defrutum. The filled glass jars were quite a tasty view. But to deal with so much feast to the eye, we prepared some food also to taste. The intent was to recreate a breakfast or a meal which was present in most of the Roman households. Therefore we prepared two types of cheese cream or moretum put on freshly baked bread, and mustard with almond and pine seeds. From the positive feedback of the visitors and from the fact that nothing remained to our great joy, we can announce that the food and pickles sector turned out really well. Regarding the pickle and the compote jars, we cannot wait to open them at the 7R Roman Festival on the 3rd of August, to which we kindly invite everyone.
Space///Power. Architectural exhibition
In the Hall of Art from Budapest, recently has been inaugurated the exhibition Space///Power| The 2nd National Architectural Salon, which presents the Timebox pavilions from Călugăreni as well. The subject of the exhibition is very varied, presents the newest architectural creations, the activity of the Architectural Workshop from Miskolc, the activity of modern architect Medgyaszay István, and the block named ”The architecture of light”, which represents space with the help of shadow. The exhibition can be visited until the 25th of August.
The Timebox pavilions were built in 2015 and inaugurated in 2016, and since then they represent a highly regarded attraction to those who wish to visit the Roman site from Călugăreni.
The Mureș County Museum has the pleasure to invite everyone to the opening of the exhibition entitled Trench warfare. The Great War from the perspective of aerial archaeology. With the occasion of the event, a conference will take place on the 27th of March 2019, Wednesday, starting from 14 PM, at the Etnographic and Folclore Museum from Târgu Mureș (Piața Trandafirilor nr. 11).
Programme of the conference:
14:00-14:05 Opening speech of director Soós Zoltán
14:05-14:15 Dorel Marc: People from the Mureș area in the trenches of the Great War. Resarch and museology
14:15-14:30 Sárándi Tamás: Mapped trenches. Mureș county, as battlefield in the First World War
14:30-14:45 Pánczél Szilamér: Border zone. Military strategy in the area of the Călimani and Ghurghiu Mountains