The first museum dedicated to Roma culture opens today in Belgrade.
The opening exhibition “The speech of the Roma” will be on display in the museum for the next six months, the Serbian news agency BETA reported today.
It will include over 300 editions of books dedicated to the Roma and in the Romani language and 12 panels displaying selected texts.
Visitors to the museum will be able to see the oldest discovered text written in the Romani language, which dates to 1543, as well as the first book about the Roma, which dates to 1803. Eight different translations of the Bible in Romani will also be exhibited.
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