Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Iron Age - Migration Period

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Series:

Bilder zur deutschen Vorgeschichte

Timeframe:

Hochkulturen

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Jung-Ilsenheim, F.

Publisher:

Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Verlag, Leipzig

Year of publication:

1938

Themes:

European history   

The wall chart consists of two big pictures in the centre showing typical scenes of the every-day life during the Iron Age. On both sides these sceneries are framed by smaller depictions of weapons, jewelry and tools. The first picture shows a blacksmith`s workshop from the pre-Roman Iron Age (800 BC). In front of the roofed workshop you can see the forge, in which the smith heats the iron. The second picture shows the interior of a smithery from the Migration Period (375/376-568 AC). The smith is sitting at the table of a log cabin, which is lined with clay, and is refining the metal with gold. You can further see casting moulds for knives.