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Special Exhibition: “Silver for Slaves – Treasures of the Middle Ages”

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Treasures have always fascinated people. For archaeologists, they are much more – valuable keys to the exploration of ancient cultures.

Treasures have always fascinated people. To archaeologists, they are much more than just precious metal. Precious keys to the exploration of our history. This show brings together important wood silver treasures from East Germany and Poland. They date back to the time around 1000 and contain crushed coins and jewellery. These treasures reveal astonishing facts about the society and economy of the time, about their production and owners, about trade routes and historical events – and about human trafficking in the early Middle Ages.

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