Category: Classical antiquity

23. February 2018

Classical antiquity | Society

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Playing with bones

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

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24. July 2017

Classical antiquity | Series: counterfeit money

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A thousand-year-old business

First part of the series on counterfeit money: Counterfeiters have been around for as long as money itself. Even back in the 7th century BC people tried to reproduce official coins. But criminal intentions are not always behind this.

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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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