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Armed into the afterlife. Grißheim and its inhabitants in the 7th and 8th centuries

Guided tour with Dr. Maren Siegmann
Funde aus dem Gräberfeld Grißheim, 7./8. Jh.
The southern Upper Rhine was densely populated in Roman times. Around the 4th century AD, civil wars, a climate collapse and other crises caused the population to leave the region. It was not until 200 years later that the population began to increase again.
Most of today's villages were established in the 7th or early 8th century. Archaeologists (with luck) only know the inhabitants of the villages, hamlets and farms. This is because their graves can reveal a lot about the people laid to rest in them.

During the tour, we want to get to know the people from the villa Cresheim, from Grissheim, and their time better. At least 100 graves have been found in the town center over the course of time. Graves of women, adorned with pearls. Graves of men, armed to the teeth.

Start: 15.00 hrs
Duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Location: Museum of City History, Franziskanerplatz 4
Registration is not required.
The tour is free of charge, admission to the museum is 2 euros.
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Museum details

Franziskanerplatz 4
Neuenburg am Rhein
+49 7631-791-284
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
On 10 November 2024

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