The way back to Limburg

The Kantharos

to 2 February 2025
to 2 February 2025
Vandaag zijn wij geopend
van 11:00 tot 17:00.

Archaeological gem

Discover one of the masterpieces of Roman Limburg: the Stevensweert kantharos. A decorated silver drinking cup made 2,000 years ago. In the Roman era, the cup made a remarkable journey from the Mediterranean to Limburg, where it was found in the Meuse near Stevensweert in the 1940s. The discovery of the cup caused quite a stir. It has been on display at the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen since 1961, but especially for this exhibition the kantharos is making its way back to Limburg – much like it did 2000 years ago.