Category: Archaeology

11. December 2017

Protohistory | Archaeology

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The gold-digger of Altstetten

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

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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31. March 2017

Protohistory | Collection

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Magic in Palaeolithic times

In the 19th century a 15’000 years old baton made of reindeer antler was found in Schaffhausen. It’s one of the oldest figural representations to be found in Switzerland.

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31. March 2017

Classical antiquity | Archaeology

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How the “Röstigraben”came to be

This brooch, called a fibula, belonged to a woman living in what is today the canton of Solothurn around the year AD 600.

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