Samuel van Willigen
Samuel van Willigen studied prehistoric archaeology and works as a curator at the Swiss National Museum.

26. June 2020

Archaeology | Protohistory | Technology | Article | Featured

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The wheel

Who invented the wheel? Historians still debate this point today. And the Zurich region is in the running to claim the honour. Wheels dating from the Neolithic period have been found here.

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17. January 2019

Archaeology | Protohistory | Research | Article | Featured

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Close the door!

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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