The Germanic Tribes

The Germanic Tribes

September 2020 to March 2021

In the exhibition «The Germanic Tribes. A Critical Look» in the James Simon Gallery compares the public image of the Teutons with the current state of research.

Germanen - Eine archäologische Bestandsaufnahme

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

«The Germanic Tribes. A Critical Look», James Simon Gallery / Museum for Prehistory and Early History: Hexagon shield with hump, shackle and edge fittings from Wachow, Westhavelland, 1st century AD.

«The Germanic Tribes. A Critical Look» shows the current state of research on the Germanic tribes and presents the settlement history of the area on the right bank of the Rhine between the 2nd century BC and the 4th century AD on the basis of numerous new finds and high-ranking loans. The inventory allows a factually sound view of an important epoch in history, which is either only viewed in contrast to the development in the Roman Empire or is interpreted propagandistically with nationalistic intent.

The exhibition is presented in a special exhibition room of the James Simon Gallery. In addition, an exhibition section in the «Vaterländischen Saal» of the Neues Museum is dedicated to the role of archaeological «Germanic research» in the history of the museum and critically illuminates it.

At a glance

What: The Germanic Tribes. A Critical Look
When: September 2020 to March 2021
Opening hours: daily from 09:30 to 18:30 (Thursday till 20:30)
Where: James-Simon-Galerie
Entry fee: not yet known
Tickets: not yet available


10178 Berlin
Eduardo Paolozzi
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