BodenSchätze - Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund 2.0, FOKUS: NIEDERSACHSEN
»BodenSchätze - Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund 2.0« is an interactive expedition into the soil. It is aimed at young and old field researchers and treasure hunters - and anyone who wants to become one. It playfully combines different fields of science related to archaeology and soil science and provides answers to many curious questions: Why are soils so different? How did wooden furniture from the Migration Period survive on the North Sea? How does color actually get into the soil? Are metal detectors dangerous? How can you recognize whole villages in clay soils? Why do we assume that the "Princess of Fallingbostel" came from Hungary to the Lüneburg Heath 3500 years ago? How can you tell that the girl from the Uchter Moor was left-handed? How many wooden churches stood in Aschendorf before the stone church was built in the Middle Ages? What clothes did the miners of the Harz Mountains wear in the Middle Ages? Did people believe in life after death?
From October 13, 2020, archaeological highlights from all over Lower Saxony will be presented as part of the special exhibition, such as the Neolithic copper treasure from Lüstringen, the bog body "Moora" or the latest finds from the mines of the Harz.
»BodenSchätze – Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund 2.0« is a further development of the successful special exhibition "BodenSchätze - Geschichte(n) aus dem Untergrund", which was developed by the Museum Kalkriese and was already on display at the Research Museum Schöningen from May 13 - September 13, 2020. With the removal of part of the exhibition to the City and Industry Museum in Ruesselsheim, space was created there for something new with unique loans from all over Lower Saxony.
All visitors, young and old, will be amazed and surprised at how many stories are hidden in our soil. And one thing is certain: the view that is directed downwards in the future will be different after visiting the exhibition. And that is a good thing, because soil is a unique archive of the past and a vital resource, also for future generations.
Since the exhibition was only on display for two weeks, during the 2020 fall vacations, due to corona, we have digitized the exhibition and documented all stations with short explanatory videos.
To the virtual tour of the exhibition.