Buried History

Visitors embark on a thrilling journey through time that with a display of exceptional original finds takes them from the Stone Age via the Bronze and Iron Age up to the Roman Era and into the early Middle Ages. The exhibition presents the "Buried History" revealed by the archaeological excavations. Visitors encounter the fascinating world of early humans and stand before what may be the oldest arch in the world. They discover innovative techniques of metal processing that changed societies at the Rhine and Neckar in the three millennia BC. They stroll along a Roman road flanked by tombstones and steles and explore the Roman way of life. Exotic trade goods show how strongly the region was influenced by its Roman heritage.

Exhibitions and events

Egypt – Land of Immortality

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition “Egypt: Land of Immortality” opens the doors to the fascinating world of advanced civilization on the Nile. The exhibits, which are up to 6,000 years old, are the centrepiece of a show...

Java Gold – Splendour and Beauty of Indonesia

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen until 13.04.2020

Java - rainforests, volcanoes and mysterious temples. For over 1,000 years, Indonesia was the home of powerful kingdoms. Their legendary splendour comes to brilliant life in the jewellery made from...

Chromatics – the Sound of Colour in Modern Glass Art

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen until 24.04.2020

The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums are devoting this special exhibition "Chromatics" to the world of contemporary glass art. Its focus is on the interplay of light and colour. The material glass is usually...

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie: Reconsidering Icons

Temporary exhibition at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen from 29.02.2020

The iconic image is a known phenomenon. Newspapers and news portals constantly label images as „iconic“. Once a photograph actually gains popularity news channels are quick to profit from it. They...

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