What do we really know about the fascinating and mysterious era of the Middle Ages?
The plague, crusades, castles, barbarian invasions, chivalrous codes, bestiaries and other cathedrals? Yes, but beyond these aspects, do we know that this is an innovative, dynamic time, full of technical inventions, technological improvements and intellectual conquests?
Do you know that this is a period of great cultural mixing and sustainable development projects that are at the root of an unprecedented development of urbanism and cultural innovations that we have inherited? Neither black nor pink Here is a very surprising image of the Middle Ages, neither black nor pink, richer and more contrasted. It is the result of the latest archaeological discoveries and the rereading of the historical sources resulting from the work of INRAP.
They now allow to take a deeply renewed look on this long period of nearly 10 centuries. A playful and educational exhibition The City of Science and Industry has partnered with this national institution to tell the public the amazing story of this era, far from the usual clichés and images.
The exhibition What's new in the Middle Ages? tells with the help of elements of interpretation: manipulations, games, videos, facsimiles, ..., another Middle Ages, new and captivating. While surprising the visitor, he illuminates his thoughts on the environment, resources, spatial planning, techniques, multicultural contributions ...
A playful and educational exhibition that leads to so many eminently important questions to understand today's society.