Both for the expert readers of this journal and for the general public, the fascinating and, in many cases, little-known objects from far beyond the canonical heartland of medieval Europe featured in Crossroads: Travelling Through the Middle Ages, AD 300–1000 are not to be missed. I caught the exhibition at its opening venue at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. It was on view at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens until October, 2018 under the rather less neutral title “Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of Stability in a Turbulent Era.” From Athens, it traveled to the LVR-LandesMuseum in Bonn and opened in November 2018...

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