Samuel van Willigen 26.06.2020
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.
Alexander Rechsteiner 20.06.2019
Inscriptions, grave finds and remains bear witness to the enduring relationship between humans and dogs, extending across millennia.
Samuel van Willigen 17.01.2019
The National Museum Zurich houses one of the oldest preserved doors in Europe. The Robenhausen door is more than 5,500 years old.
Eva Carlevaro 05.10.2018
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.
Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum 23.02.2018
Games are as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people used specially shaped bones as dice.
Andrej Abplanalp 11.12.2017
At the construction site, life is hard. Except if you discover a treasure, as it happened in Zurich-Altstetten in 1906.
Andrej Abplanalp 01.11.2017
On All Hallows‘ Day we commemorate the dead. That anyone commemorates the Roman soldier, buried during the Iron Age in Giubiasco (Ticino), is unlikely. Although, his story would be interesting.
Andrej Abplanalp 31.03.2017
In the 19th century a 15’000 years old baton made of reindeer antler was found in Schaffhausen. It’s one of the oldest figural representations to be found in Switzerland.