3,000 years ago – The first woman to live in Geesthacht

Circumstantial evidence

What did possibly the first woman in Geesthacht look like? This is presumably the question archaeologist Karl Kersten asked himself over 80 years ago when he made a sensational discovery: a Bronze Age burial site, 3,000 years old, containing a woman and child, near Geesthacht. Museum Geesthacht answered this question in 2016 with a temporary exhibition. This takes visitors through the exciting reconstruction of her living circumstances using ceremonial cutlery, clothing, hairstyle and hair ornaments, employing haptic and graphic settings to create a possible image of this woman. A painstakingly piece-by-piece completion of the puzzle and solving of the riddle.

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Gourdin & MüllerAnne Eickenberg