The First Peace of Kappel

by Andrej Abplanalp

490 years ago, on 26 June 1529, the First Peace of Kappel was agreed. Catholics and Protestants laid down their arms at the last minute and ate soup together. But the peace didn’t last long. Two years later, the parties were facing off against each other yet again.

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Humans and dogs

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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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The women’s strike day of 1991

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by Andrej Abplanalp

In 1991, Swiss women went on strike for the first time. They took to the streets to demonstrate for equal pay and equal job opportunities. 28 years later, the demands are still the same.

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

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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.

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Switzerland and the world

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75 years ago, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the first LSD trip in history. LSD has been changing our view of the world ever since.

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Fifty years ago, humans walked on the moon for the first time. This epoch-defining achievement was made possible, in part, thanks to cutting-edge technology from Switzerland.