Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

A germanic farmstead around the turn of the eras

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Series:

Tellus, Geschichtsbilder, Serie 3

Timeframe:

Antike

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Hartmann, G.

Publisher:

Tellus-Verlag, Essen

Year of publication:

1956

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows a Germanic farmstead around the turn of the eras. A water ditch, a strong timber fence, a wide gate and a watchtower surround the building. The wooden houses with gable roofs are covered with straw and have very small windows. Some men carry in a bagged bear. The skulls of horses and cows on the big tree in the centre, at the fence and the gate are cultic items. You can further see a smith standing at a clay furnace.