Andrea Schaer 11.03.2022
Long before Switzerland became a popular tourist destination, the hot mineral springs at Baden in Aargau were a magnet for people in search of rest and relaxation. The first souvenir of Switzerland: high-profile guests and numerous travel reports carried the spa town’s reputation into the wider world.
Alexander Rechsteiner 17.09.2021
Stone stelas from Neolithic Europe tell of a new social class: the heavily armed warriors who were supposed to protect the property of the elites.
Felix Graf 24.07.2020
A drinking bowl from Stein am Rhein is among a trove of precious glass finds dating from the Roman era. The piece itself is spectacular, but the circumstances of its discovery are just as remarkable.
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.
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.