Category: Protohistory

17. January 2019

Protohistory | Archaeology

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Close the door!

by Samuel Van Willigen

The National Museum Zurich houses one of the oldest preserved doors in Europe. The Robenhausen door is more than 5,500 years old.

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5. October 2018

Protohistory | Culture

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The oldest writing in Switzerland

by Eva Carlevaro

Writing first appeared on the territory of modern-day Switzerland 2,500 years ago, south of the Alps. Some of Europe’s oldest evidence of writing in a Celtic language has been found in Ticino and the Val Mesolcina.

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23. February 2018

Classical antiquity | Society

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Playing with bones

by Swiss National Museum

Games are as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people used specially shaped bones as dice.

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11. December 2017

Protohistory | Archaeology

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The gold-digger of Altstetten

by Andrej Abplanalp

At the construction site, life is hard. Except if you discover a treasure, as it happened in Zurich-Altstetten in 1906.

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1. November 2017

Protohistory | Archaeology

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It’s all in the shape

by Andrej Abplanalp

On All Hallows’ Day we commemorate the dead. That anyone commemorates the Roman soldier, buried during the Iron Age in Giubiasco (Ticino), is unlikely. Although, his story would be interesting.

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