Basilica | 998-1024 | Romanesque | Catholic Church
That the early Romanesque St Laurentius Church of Ename (Oudenaarde) is among the oldest churches in our country is well known. In the year 2 000, archaeologists from the Heritage Agency found objects there that shed light on the history of the building site up to the Roman period. In the process, they discovered fascinating objects that shed new light on the past of the church site.After the excavations, the finds were kept in the provincial heritage depot. Recently, part of the collection was moved in light of the new exhibition being prepared in Ename.
The public can admire these finds on Sunday 4 June as part of the Open Church Days. While doing so, they will be given interpretation of the stories told by the finds by a guide, they can participate in a workshop 'packaging heritage' and there will be a photo quest for families.As a first, the press will have the chance to view these - never before shown - archaeological finds on Tuesday 30 May at 11am.
An enthusiastic guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique church! Using excavated objects, which have never been shown before, you will learn more about the 1000-year-old past. The Time Window explains this further. Free guided tour for adults.
Immerse yourself in the depot operation of the Heritage Site Ename and watch how archaeological objects, discovered some 20 years ago in St Laurentius Church, are packed with the utmost care. And who knows, you might even get to roll up your own sleeves! Free for families with children and youngsters with careful hands.
Download the HeritageApp in pam Ename and look at the hidden heritage in the church in a different way. Afterwards, you can exchange the card for a prize in pam Ename! Appointment: Erfgoedsite Ename - pam Ename, Lijnwaadmarkt 20, 9700 Oudenaarde-Ename. Free for families with children and young people.
Enjoy a nice cup of coffee and cake at the church entrance before, during or after your visit!
9700 Ename (Oudenaarde)