Category: Article

12. August 2020

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Message in a bottle from the Katzensee

by Katrin Brunner

For decades, the Katzensee near Zurich was used as a dumping ground for glass. A look into bottles from days gone by.

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10. August 2020

Modern Age | Society

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A nut of the world

by Rebecca Sanders

Up to the early modern era, the coconut was considered an exotic rarity from the New World. It was believed not only to protect against poisoning, but also to show sophistication.

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7. August 2020

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The sunken village

by Michael van Orsouw

On 9 August 1924, the church at Innerthal was blown up. Then the floodwaters came. The reason for this was the growing demand for electricity in Switzerland and, as a result, the construction of a reservoir.

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5. August 2020

Modern Age | Fashion

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A colour of distinction

by Andrea Franzen

The colour black hints at death, sorrow and oblivion. But black is more than just a synonym for dark times. It’s also a staple of the fashion world.

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3. August 2020

Modern Age | Literature

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The birth of the tabloid media

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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