Category: Classical antiquity

20. June 2019

Protohistory | Nature

de en fr

Humans and dogs

by Alexander Rechsteiner

Inscriptions, grave finds and remains bear witness to the enduring relationship between humans and dogs, extending across millennia.

continue reading

5. June 2019

Middle Ages | Archaeology

de en fr

Pecunia (non) olet – Latrine archaeology: the dirty side of wealth

by Elias Flatscher

For some of today’s archaeologists, former toilets are not just informative, but also a veritable treasure trove – whether stinking or not.

continue reading

23. February 2018

Classical antiquity | Society

de en fr

Playing with bones

by Swiss National Museum

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

continue reading

24. July 2017

Classical antiquity | Series: counterfeit money

de en fr

A thousand-year-old business

by Christian Weiss

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.

continue reading

31. March 2017

Classical antiquity | Archaeology

de en fr it

How the “Röstigraben”came to be

by Swiss National Museum

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

continue reading