Polly Lohmann (Ed.)
Archäologie und Politik
Die zwei Geschichten des Tropaeum Traiani zwischen Heidelberg und Adamklissi
One Monument, Two Stories Who owns cultural heritage, and what does cultural heritage mean to us?
These questions are closely linked with claims of ownership and historical narratives for which archaeology has often been appropriated. The Tropaeum Traiani in Adamclisi, Romania is a striking example of the historical intertwining of archaeology and politics. The pop-up exhibition and this volume tell the two stories of the same monument: the original in Romania and its copies in Heidelberg. Over the course of the 20th century, the monument was differently received and politically instrumentalised. Periods such as the First World War, communist Romania, and the 1968 movement in Germany are highlighted as political contexts which affected the ancient cultural heritage.