Plants are often taken for granted, and we do not pay particular attention to them, although they have played and continue to play an important role in all civilizations. In antiquity, people were more closely related to plants than they are today. They were life-dependent on them. They were also credited with supernatural attributes, though they were primarily used for food, clothing, decoration and healing. The exhibit shows interesting and rare plants that still grow in the vicinity of claustra Alpium Iuliarum barrier walls of. Already in Roman times, some plant species were endangered or even extinct due to overuse, but today they are threatened by changes in space due to the abandonment of traditional and sustainable management.
The exhibition was prepared at the Museum of Natural History Rijeka as part of the project CLAUSTRA+, Cross-border Destination of Cultural and Green Tourism Claustra Alpium Iuliarum.
The exhibition will be on display in National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova until 26th January 2020.