"Edict of Milan and Viminacium" exhibition opens in New York
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8The Consulate General of Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Sava in New York organized an evening on the occasion of 17 centuries of the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, under the auspices of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, in the premises of the Parish House of the Church, on 6 July 2013.

The lecture "Viminacium – a Roman city and military legion camp" was given by Dr. Miomir Korac, Director of Viminacium Archaeological Park, emphasizing the historical importance of Viminacium, and thus the potential of the place itself in the tourist industry of the Republic of Serbia. Professor Korac highlighted the importance of the Edict of Milan, as the decree of tolerance, the anniversary of which Serbia first celebrated in 1913, and in the proclamation of which Emperor Constantine, the Roman emperor born in present-day Nis, took part. The exhibition staged on the premises of the Parish House presents the former city of Viminacium and eighteen Roman emperors born on the territory of today's Serbia.

The event was attended by HRH Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, accompanied by Princess Catherine, who addressed the audience which included members of the diaspora and representatives of New York City's cultural life. Father Djokan Majstorovic, priest of Saint Sava's Church in New York, and Dr. Ljubo Vujovic spoke about the importance of the Edict of Milan.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by a large number of representatives of the diaspora, as well as Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Washington Vladimir Petrovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations Milan Milanovic, and all staff of the Serbian Consulate General in New York.
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