Workshop full of new perspectives
The workshop entitled “Digitizing the Roman Limes. Sector: Brâncovenești-Sărățeni“, organized by the Roman Limes Research Centre of the Mureş County Museum in the frame of our research grant on the 15th of November 2014 in Târgu-Mureș, had an interesting and very high- level scientific outcome. There were discussed issues related to the general and particular chronology of the researched area on the base of the material culture; but discussions concerning the possible survey methods, or the valorification of the region’s touristic potential and cultural heritage launched also a very fruitful brainstorming.
In the same time, many new research strategies, approaches, and objectives have been proposed for the future period for the same region. All the results point to a well-contoured and challenging perspective concerning the research of the eastern limes of Dacia.
The participants coming from different well-quoted universities abroad (Berlin, Cologne, Budapest; Pécs) together with the specialists from Romania and of the host institution (Mureș County Museum) spent together a very active and successful weekend full of results and new strategies for the future.
Workshop on project results
On the 15th of November 2014, an interdiciplinary workshop, “Digitizing the Roman limes. Sector: Brâncovenești-Sărățeni” will take place in Târgu-Mureș, in the Continental Hotel. The workshop, organized by the Roman Limes Research Centre of the Mureș County Museum, intends to offer a general view of the results achieved during the past period of the CNCS-UEFISCDI project (PN-ID-PCE-2012-04-0618). Specialists from different German, Hungarian and Romanian universities and museums will present different aspects concerning the limes section from Mureș County, focusing mainly on the site of Brâncovenești, Sărăţeni, Călugăreni and their surroundings. One can find out interesting information about database development, results of the geophysical-, aerial- and field surveys, as well as about military, social, and historical life of the respective region. The process of digitizing or aspects related to the military daily life and material culture will also represent the subject of further presentations. The papers and discussions will be followed by a round-table discussion where the participants will evaluate the achieved results, and will deliberate further plans, schedules and objectives.
Scented Palace, Enchanted Visitors: Ars Unguentaria
The Ars Unguentaria workshop organized by the RLRC and the Gurghiu Department of the Mures County Museum with the occasion of the European Night of the Museums benefited from a huge interest from the public and was a real success with more then 4000 visitors. The event, which evoked the famous Via Piperatica market from Rome, offered the public an interactive insight into the ancient make-up and body care techniques, fragrances and hairdo fashion etc. The visitors were received at the entrance by a Roman patrician who showed them the way to the famous market. Making small fragrance sacks, similar to those worn around the neck by the Romans in order to exclude bad smells, was one of the most successful activities of the workshop. Both children and adults were excited to create their own, individual fragrance sacks. Guessing the ancient herbs, spices or fragrances hidden in blank sacks was another popular activity. Visitors could also smell and inspect the common and exotic spices used by the Romans and they had the possibility of smelling and trying a series of perfumes and creams created by the organizers according to the ancient receipts. The colourful and perfumed workshop enchanted and refreshed not only the Small Hall from the Palace of Culture, but both children and adults, as well as the young and old generation.