House of Austrian History

The House of Austrian History (Museum für Zeitgeschichte) opened its doors 100 years after the Republic was founded on November 12, 1918. The museum presents, examines and discusses Austria’s history, starting with the founding of the republic in 1918. The location of the museum is historical relevant as well. The last long serving emperor Franz … Read more » “House of Austrian History”

The Roman Road

Reconstruction of a Roman Army camp, Windisch. Foto: TES.

The approximately 400 km long Neckar-Alb-Aare Roman Route follows the course of the ancient Via Romana that connected the Roman legion camp of Vindonissa (now Windisch in Swiss Aargau) and the settlement of Grinario (now Köngen near Stuttgart), and was depicted in the Tabula Peutingeriana, a Roman road map. An unusual route that shouldn’t only … Read more » “The Roman Road”

Hnefatafl in Scotland

The Viking Game (Hnefatafl) Frome. Photo: The Regency Chess Company,Frome, Somerset UK.

The monastery in the eastern part of Scotland where the first examples of Scottish Gaelic were written down in the so-called Book of Deer disappeared about 1,000 years ago. The Book of Deer is an illuminated gospel from the early tenth century and the oldest Scottish and Gaelic language manuscript in existence. A recent archeological discovery in … Read more » “Hnefatafl in Scotland”

The European Year of Cultural Heritage

From archaeological sites to architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and arts, Europe’s cultural heritage is at the very heart of the collective memory and identity of European citizens. The European rich national, regional and local diversity is a unique catalyst for exchanges between people of all ages, social backgrounds and cultures. The European … Read more » “The European Year of Cultural Heritage”

The Winckelmann Society

In preparation of the Winckelmann commemoration in 2017 and 2018, working groups and national committees have been constituted in various countries and of course Germany, organized by the Winckelmann Society (Winckelmann Gesellschaft). The Society organizes international conferences and colloquia about Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) as person, scholar, writer and archaeologist, his oeuvre and his role … Read more » “The Winckelmann Society”