Karina Grömer - Anton Kern,
Artifacts: Treasures of the Millennia
A Guide through the Prehistoric Collections
308 pp., num. colour and b/w-figs., 27 x 19 cm; softcover
The Department of Prehistory of the Naturah History Museum Vienna is home to one of the largest and most diverse archaeological collections in Europe, with outstanding objects of international importance such as the Venus of Willendorf, the gold disks of Stollhof, the bull of Býčí skála, the dagger of Maiersdorf, the Situla of Kuffern, the conical-necked vessels of Sopron, and the important finds from the salt mines and cemetery of Hallstatt.
The mission of the Department of Prehistory is to explore the history of mankind on the basis of their relicts, and to communicate the knowledge gained to the public. Unique traces of the past are collected, curated, and examined for this purpose.
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