‹Archaeology in Infancy. How Liestaler Schoolchildren excavated the Roman Villa Munzach
In 1950, the primary school teacher Theodor Strübin discovered the Roman villa of Munzach. What began with some ruined walls became a sensation: spectacular objects such as mosaic floors and artistic sculptures were discovered. The "Munzach Villa" aroused great enthusiasm in the population. From 1951 to 1954, many schoolchildren came to help with the excavation in their summer holidays and other school-free days. Coaches came from all over Switzerland to Liestal with passengers eager to view the archaeological site.
From a present-day viewpoint it seems highly unusual that such important archaeological finds were excavated by the hands of children. In the exhibition "Munzach children" recall Theodor Strübin and their time on the excavation.