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.
Elias Flatscher 05.06.2019
For some of today’s archaeologists, former toilets are not just informative, but also a veritable treasure trove – whether stinking or not.
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.
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.
Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum 31.03.2017
This brooch, called a fibula, belonged to a woman living in what is today the canton of Solothurn around the year AD 600.