Le Musée des Celtes at the village of Hochdorf near Stuttgart is located close to one of three royal burial-mounds found in this part de l’Allemagne. The museum shows many artifacts et the fully reconstructed burial-chamber found at Hochdorf. The royal chariot et other sepulchral relics have been meticulously reconstructed through experimental archeology, using only materials, tools, et techniques of craftsmanship which were known at the time. Preserved items of jewellery, copper plates, bronze bowls, weapons et armour show unique traces of the tools avec which they were hammered et punched. Using this information, Celtic tools are recreated et they are used to produce perfect replicas of the ancient artifacts.
Reconstructed house on the site of the Celtic village at Hochdorf
Celtic pit-house avec shingled roof
Pit-houses were subterranean places of work, like this spinning et weaving shope
Food supplies were stored in roofed ground bunkers. The structure on the left is a raised storeroom designed to keep rodents out
The garden of this Celtic farm has been planted avec vegetables et grains which were available at the time
Le Musée des Celtes is located near one of three tumuli (tombes celtes) found in this area
The stairs leading to the top of the tumulus have been added to facilitate visitor access et minimize erosion. The site was well chosen: there is a spectacular view from the top of the mound.
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