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Relics of the past. Dig in and share your thoughts, findings and what nots about stuff from the past.

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Glauberg

Started by curt. Last reply by curt Aug 30, 2009. 11 Replies

The Glauberg is a hill located ca. 32 km to the north-east of Frankfurt at Glauburg. The…Continue

Quiz Time

Started by curt. Last reply by curt Aug 29, 2009. 2 Replies

Let's start off with one that's puzzling me. Is the fellow in the following picture the same fellow as in the picture that follows the following picture?The first picture is from the Waldgirmes Press…Continue

Digs near your location

Started by curt Aug 28, 2009. 0 Replies

We have a number of dig sites nearby. The nearest being Glauberg. Waldgirmes, where the gold plated roman horse head was unearthed last week is just north of us, to the east of Giessen. I spoke with…Continue

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Comment by curt on August 28, 2009 at 11:18am
Waldgirmes, 12 August 2009




BERLIN (Reuters) - German archaeologists on Thursday unveiled a bronze and gold horse's head they said was believed to be a remnant of a 2000-year-old Roman statue.

A team digging at a former Roman town near Waldgirmes in central Germany found the life-sized head along with the foot of a rider on August 12.

"This bronze sculpture counts among the best pieces to have ever been found from the area of the former Roman empire," said Eva Kuehne-Hoermann, Hesse's state minister for science, at the unveiling in Frankfurt.

Experts say the statue dates from around 3 or 4 BC when the Roman outpost near Waldgirmes was set up, and probably depicts the Emperor Augustus.

After defeating the Romans at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in AD 9, German tribes broke up the statue and ritually disposed of the head in the well, the archaeologists said.

"Nowhere else is there a finding of this form or quality," said Kuehne-Hoermann.

The horse's bridle is embellished with images of Mars, god of War and Victoria, who personifies Victory.
Comment by curt on August 28, 2009 at 11:24am
Pressemitteilung PM_20090827_Waldgirmes (PDF, 113 KB)
Poster: Rekonstruktion der Statue PM_20090827_Statue_rek (PDF, 1.93 MB)
Pressefoto: 1. Ansicht des Pferdekopfes Pferdekopf_Waldgirmes1 (JPG, 1.39 MB)
Pressefoto: 2. Ansicht des Pferdekopfes Pferdekopf_Waldgirmes2 (JPG, 484 KB)
Pressefoto: 3. Ansicht des Pferdekopfes Pferdekopf_Waldgirmes3 (JPG, 1.35 MB)
Pressefoto: Ansicht des Schuhs Schuh_Waldgirmes4 (JPG, 1.18 MB)
Einladung zur Pressekonferenz PM_20090824_Waldgirmes_Einladung (PDF, 410 KB)

If we only knew what all there is, right here under our feet. It's a well kept secret.
Comment by curt on August 29, 2009 at 1:52am

Comment by curt on August 29, 2009 at 4:00am
http://www.bhm.ch/kunst-der-kelten.html
Comment by curt on August 29, 2009 at 6:02am
Comment by curt on September 3, 2009 at 4:29am
Comment by waldopaper on September 3, 2009 at 7:13am
Faith and begorra... are these the "wraths" or the "fairie forts?"
Comment by pan on September 3, 2009 at 11:35am
So...you found a way to entice me to join this group - beer!

I have brewed a few archaic styles. Sam Caglione of Dogfish Head brewery has a wonderful Midas Touch that is created from "an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from the 2700 year old drinking vessels discovered in the tomb of King Midas".

Ms. Medusa insists that I brew a juniper berry spiced Sahti based upon ancient Finnish recipes every winter.

I've seen recipes for various ancient beers from various continents. And they are oftentimes surprisingly tasty.
Comment by curt on September 3, 2009 at 11:41am
Ha ha! It worked. ROFLMAWAO

You have to admit, it is good. And I had to think of you straight away. Reason being, one should never drink ancient beer alone. The side effects are something worth sharing. LOL ;-)
Comment by curt on September 3, 2009 at 12:09pm
Should read ROFLMWAO and not ROFLMAWAO. That was one adjective too many.

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