Category: Protohistory

20. June 2019

Protohistory | Nature

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Humans and dogs

by Alexander Rechsteiner

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

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17. January 2019

Protohistory | Archaeology

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Close the door!

by Samuel Van Willigen

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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5. October 2018

Protohistory | Culture

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The oldest writing in Switzerland

by Eva Carlevaro

Writing first appeared on the territory of modern-day Switzerland 2,500 years ago, south of the Alps. Some of Europe’s oldest evidence of writing in a Celtic language has been found in Ticino and the Val Mesolcina.

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23. February 2018

Classical antiquity | Society

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Playing with bones

by Swiss National Museum

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

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11. December 2017

Protohistory | Archaeology

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The gold-digger of Altstetten

by Andrej Abplanalp

At the construction site, life is hard. Except if you discover a treasure, as it happened in Zurich-Altstetten in 1906.

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