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"And then came bronze!"

Prêles bronze hand, © Archaeological Service of Canton Bern, Philippe Joner
When it was discovered on the Plateau de Diesse in October 2017, the Prêles bronze hand, considered to be a world-class find, caused quite a sensation. It allows us to travel back in time to a mysterious but highly evocative period: the Bronze Age. The discovery of bronze opened up a world of opportunities. It was a technological quantum leap that made people's lives easier and allowed them to engage in cultural exchange and long-distance trade in both goods and skills over vast distances.
The subject opens up the area of conflict between a belief in progress and innovation and their impact on society. With the aid of loans from international museums and an eclectic programme of events, the exhibition will uncover the globalised world of the Bronze Age and bring it back to life.
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Helvetiaplatz 5
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