In Photos: Lapidarium Opens At Brno’s Spilberk Castle

On Wednesday, Brno Museum (Muzeum města Brna) opened a new lapidarium at Spilberk Castle, situated in the castle’s former water cisterns, which have found a new purpose after almost a century out of use. Photos: KK / Brno Daily.

Brno, Jun 4 (BD) – The new exhibition, entitled Temple of Stone, was opened at a ceremony at 2pm on Wednesday, attended by Deputy Mayor Tomáš Koláčný (Piráti), Council Member for Investment David Grund (ODS), Council Member for Culture Marek Fišer (Piráti), and the Curator of the Lapidary Collection, Filip Kyrc.

The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, June 4th.

In photo: Coat of arms of the City of Brno from the Thirty Years’ War bearing the date 1717. Material: Shell limestone. Photo credit: KK / Brno Daily.
In photo: Seated Turk (Alexandros Ypsilantis the Elder, Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia). Late 18th Century. Material: Shell limestone. Original location: Demolished house at Kridlovicka Street no. 4. Photo credit: KK / Brno Daily.

A lapidarium is a collection of stone artifacts, which could include sculptures, sarcophagi, epitaphs, milestones, tombstones, etc., that are exhibited together in the same place.

The Spilberk Lapidarium contains around 30 artifacts.

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