The Lost World Of Old Europe: Romanian archeological treasures displayed in New York

The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC – An exhibition of artifacts from Romanai, Moldova and Bulgaria, at the the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) in New York, opened on November 11 2009, and lasting through April 25, 2010.

The Lost World of Old Europe brings to the United States for the first time more than 160 objects recovered by archaeologists from the graves, towns, and villages of Old Europe, a cycle of related cultures that achieved a precocious peak of sophistication and creativity in what is now southeastern Europe between 5000 and 4000 BC, and then mysteriously collapsed by 3500 BC. Long before Egypt or Mesopotamia rose to an equivalent level of achievement, Old Europe was among the most sophisticated places that humans inhabited. Some of its towns grew to city-like sizes.

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