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The Court of the Priests in the temple of Jerusalem Jerusalem, 1911 - The picture shows the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was conquered by David around 1000 BC, who planned the first temple. On the picture you can see 1) the Sea of cast metal (according to the Old Testament a large circular metal basin which stood on twelve oxen), 2) the entrance to the temple, 3) the altar of burnt offerings, 4) the sacrificing priests. People are bringing their offerings to the priests, who are burning those offerings on the altar. Some spectators in the foreground are watching the ritual.
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Nordic Thing in the Middle Age , 1932 - The picture shows a folkmoot (Old English „meeting of the people”) according to the old Germanic rules between the year 0 and 500 A.C. All the free members of a tribe or district are gathering on the so called thingstead. The hill nearby is crowded with spectators. In a fenced circle in the foreground, the Elders are negotiating a “thing”. In this case it seems to be a matter of war and peace: Warriors in chain mails and armored with shield and lances mount guard over the thingstead.
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Burial in a tree trunk coffin during the Bronze Age , 1936 - The picture shows a Bronze Age (2000-1200 B.C.; Northern Europe since 1800 B.C.) funeral. The ceremony takes place in the early Bronze Age dunes (probably in Jutland, Denmark). The coffins are made of split and carved out tree trunks and decorated with flowers. The men are carrying swords and daggers as well as they attached swords to the coffin serving as grave goods.
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Germanic Solstice Celebration (Proto-Germanic period) , 1935 - The picture shows a midsummer night celebration, which was an important feast in many ancient and medieval cultures. You can see a tribe gathering on a hill at the time of sunset. All people have blond hair which is as unlikely as their short haircut. During the Northern Bronze Age there were many different and culturally independent peoples and tribes. Thus, the existence of the depicted Proto-Germanic ethnic identity is questionable.
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