by Dominik Landwehr
With the advent of printing, from the late 15th century onwards printed news reports could be produced and circulated for the masses. In many cases, these reports were composed in the style of today’s tabloid media.
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by Adrian Baschung
What’s the link between a vicious domestic brawl from the 17th century and a modern-day comic book?
by Felix Graf
A drinking bowl from Stein am Rhein is among a trove of precious glass finds dating from the Roman era. The piece itself is spectacular, but the circumstances of its discovery are just as remarkable.
by Michael van Orsouw
Today coronavirus is spreading fear, alarm and uncertainty – 100 years ago, it was tuberculosis and the Spanish Flu that cut a deadly swathe through Switzerland.
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by Bernhard Graf
Since ancient times, people’s everyday lives have been shaped by intangible dividing lines. Consciously or unconsciously, these boundaries are constantly being crossed.
by Jean-Luc Rickenbacher
Switzerland is a seafaring nation. Supply shortages during two world wars ‘drove’ the Swiss onto the open sea.