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Hallstatt Museum

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The time in European history of this snapshot of Celtic cultural development is approximately 800 B.C. The Celtic people here were an iron using people who traded salt to the south as far as Italy and as far north as Bohemia. "The grave goods - predominantly iron-made - ... indicated a sophisticated and hierarchical society. These people, superb iron-workers, owned and buried beautifully-decorated vessels, ornamented weaponry and horse trappings, all of a standard much advanced upon that recorded from earlier Europe, reflecting a decisive and recognizable social structure."

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Hallstatt Museum

  1. 1. Hallstatt Museum
  2. 2. Earth-fire-Iron-salt….
  3. 3. 78,9 km from Salzburg.
  4. 14. Hallstatt - This site at Hallstatt, Austria <ul><li>, was first uncovered by a George Ramsauer (a local) in 1846. It was not until 30 years later that a team of investigators from the Academy of Sciences in Vienna performed an exhaustive investigation of the local salt mine (the natural resource that had supported a local economy near Hallstatt for perhaps 4500 years) and the approximately 2500 grave sites there. The time in European history of this snapshot of Celtic cultural development is approximately 800 B.C. The Celtic people here were an iron using people who traded salt to the south as far as Italy and as far north as Bohemia. &quot;The grave goods - predominantly iron-made - ... indicated a sophisticated and hierarchical society. These people, superb iron-workers, owned and buried beautifully-decorated vessels, ornamented weaponry and horse trappings, all of a standard much advanced upon that recorded from earlier Europe, reflecting a decisive and recognizable social structure.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 15. 800-475 BC Early Iron Age <ul><li>Τμήμα Κέλτικου πολιτισμού </li></ul><ul><li>Αλατωρύχος από τις στοές τοπικού αλατωρυχείου </li></ul>
  6. 17. Prior to these discoveries at Hallstatt, the Iron Age map of Europe only included Rome and Greece as &quot;civilizations&quot;. &quot;But now 'the glory that was Greece, the grandeur that was Rome' had a proven tangible rival - the opulence and clear structure of the Celtic civilization .&quot;
  7. 19. 800 - 650 BC <ul><li>1. Iron weapons </li></ul><ul><li>2.Inhumation replaced cremation in burial </li></ul><ul><li>3.Society support clear hierarchy. </li></ul>
  8. 20. <ul><li>Value Etruscan, Hellenic and other emerging civilizations like trading partners along the Danube, Rhine and Rhone rivers. </li></ul>
  9. 26. <ul><li>One might say that before the archeological finds at Hallstatt,central and western Iron Age, Europe was a mere shadow compared to the great civilization of the Mediterranean basin. </li></ul>
  10. 29. <ul><li>Hallstatt expertise in metalwork design would reach new heights both during the LaTene culture and much later in the early Christian era. </li></ul>
  11. 36. Ένας ονειρεμένος καθρέπτης η φύση του Χάλστατ
  12. 37. Σύγχρονο μουσείο που περιγράφει μια πολύ παλιά ιστορία.

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