Place of event
: Cankarjev domAddress
: Prešernova cesta 10 1000 LjubljanaPhone
: +386 (0)1 241 72 99, +386 (0)1 241 71 00Fax
: +386 (0)1 241 72 99, +386 (0)1 241 71 00e-mail
: Event starts
: 21.5.2014Event ends
Cankarjev dom,Prešernova cesta 10
Aquae Iasae is the first exhibition to bring together the extraordinary archaeological finds discovered during the latest excavations in the area of the Croatian town of Varaždinske Toplice, carried out by the Zagreb Archaeological Museum. In the autumn, the exhibition will also be on display in Zagreb, Croatia.
From the 1st to the 4th century AD, the area around the town of Varaždinske Toplice in north-western Croatia was the site of a thermal spring and a Roman settlement called Aquae Iasae. Systematic research conducted in the area since 1953 by the Antiquity Department of the Zagreb Archaeological Museum yielded the discovery of a complex of public buildings consisting of a bathing area with various building facilities, pools, and a basilica, and an open area with a temple surrounding the spring.
The latest archaeological research, conducted between 2011 and 2012, yielded the discovery of highly interesting Roman architectural solutions and numerous stone monuments, reliefs, inscriptions, and sculptures testifying to the extraordinary importance of Aquae Iasae as a Roman thermal spa centre.