Thursday, 8 August 2013

Drents Museum in Assen

7th of August 2013, Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands

We had been here before for the Viking Exhibition earlier this year, but we didn't see the Archeology department back then.

Reconstruction of the Emmer-Erfscheidenveen bog find.
dating to 1200 BCE

Replica of the dress of the lady who was found at Zweeloo,
 often called a princess because of the large and expensive finds buried with her. 
New interpretation of the finds suggest that she was indeed a woman of great importance,
 like a priestess
Dating to 500 CE.

Coin hoard dating to ca. 890 CE.
It has 144 silver coins and one golden coin, held by a wooden container
 with a sliding lid in a leather pouch.

Netted texile fragment, I presume a hairnet.
A spindle and stone for a weaving loom.

Glasses, a key, necklace with semi precious stones.

Reproduction of another bog find, dating to the late middle ages, 1435-1625 CE
Found at Wijster.

And for those wondering if we did any normal vacation things with our son. I can put your mind at rest, ofcourse we did! We went swimming,  visited the Zoo and relaxed at home a lot. 

1 comment:

Cathy Raymond said...

Thanks for the pictures! They are very interesting.