Appointment on the terrace of the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria for the second of the Summer Nights at the MArRC, with the extraordinary opening on the evening of Thursday and Saturday, from 8.00 to 11.00 pm, entry at the special price of 3 euros.
The second of the events scheduled for the event "... rEstate at the MArRC!" is on Saturday June 30th at 9.00 pm. It is the conference of the archaeologist Francesco Quondam, researcher at the University of Basel, on the theme: "Calabria at the center of the Mediterranean. Settlement, Economy and Society in the Iron Age". Quondam is one of the curators of the exhibition that is hosted in Place Paolo Orsi "The flavors of the origins. The culture of food in protohistoric Calabria", together with the director Carmelo Malacrino and the official archaeologist Ivana Vacirca.
"The rich and significant archaeological documentation from the Iron Age testifies that Calabria was inserted in a lively network of relations between Greeks, Etruscans and Phoenicians at the beginning of the first millennium BC. In fact, because of its geographical position the region has always been during centuries an important hub for cultural and economic exchanges in the Mediterranean", Quondam says to present his conference.
"The rich culture of the inhabitants on the Strait, that is documented in the thousands of artifacts exposed at the MarRC, developed by these meetings and contaminations. The guests of the events on our Summer Nights will be able to know more about the Calabrian culture, discovering its value also as a contribution to the formation of a common Euro-Mediterranean culture", the director Malacrino says. In fact, the meeting is part of the 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage declared by the European Parliament and by the Council of the European Union.