Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Slovenia under Napoleon’s Eagle

Few know that Slovenia would probably not be what it is today, were it not for Napoleon Bonaparte and his short-lived occupation of the northern Balkan country two hundred years ago. At the height of his power Napoleon founded the Illyrian Provinces and chose Ljubljana as the capital of a new, ethnically and geographically diverse country. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Illyrian Provinces, the National Museum in Ljubljana presents the exhibition Under Napoleon's Eagle that brings to life all three periods under the French occupation. You can view it from October 15 to February 28, 2010.

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