25 July 2006 is the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Constantine in York as emperor, which took place on the 25th July 306.dfbndndgn
To celebrate this anniversary, York Museums Trust is organising a major loan exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum illustrating the story of Constantine and his legacy to Europe, the Mediterranean and ultimately to the rest of the world. The exhibition will bring together rare historic writings, and allow the visitor to explore the history and richness of the Late Roman World through exhibits of important sculptures, silver plate, gold jewellery, mosaics, textiles and paintings.
The exhibition will also explore the Anglo-Saxon legacy of Constantine in Britain with carved monuments of the church. It will be accompanied by an illustrated publication with authoritative essays and a full catalogue of over 270 exhibits.
Download a Constantine PDF leaflet here.(413k)
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