The European Common Market plays a prominent role in the media today. But how did it function in Antiquity? The Glyptotek marks Denmark’s assumption of the chairmanship of the EU by focussing on the kind of trade which was carried out in ancient Europe.
In the ancient world there was a lively mix of trade, exchange and piracy across the entire Mediterranean. Luxury goods from the Roman Empire also reached Denmark, where chieftains received gifts such as drinking goblets of silver and bronze. Such goblets and other costly trade items will be on show at the Glyptotek.