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1636 - Trailer

The Exhibition »1636 – their last battle«

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The foto shows the empty Special Exhibition Gallery in the Brandenburg State Archaeological Museum (Photograph courtesy of T. Molkentin)

The special exhibition “1636 – Their Last Battle” will be shown at the Rathaus am Delft in Emden
(Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden) from May 22nd 2016 until September 4th 2016.

The primary focus is on the lives and deaths of the mercenaries during the Thirty Years War. Experts from numerous disciplines were involved in the research and their findings provide a multifaceted and realistic picture of the past. During your visit you will gain an insight into everyday life during the war. The tour begins with a look at general living conditions, continues with an examination of the recruitment of soldiers, their everyday working life, conditions in the army camps and medical treatment, and culminates in the events of the Battle of Wittstock and its aftermath. The skeletons from the grave, and the spectacular results of the analyses, are the common thread running through the exhibition. Historical weapons, illuminated manuscripts and maps, hoard finds and original items of equipment illustrate the various themes. Interactive graphics and media stations make a wide range of information and in-depth knowledge easily accessible.  The highlight of the exhibition is the Wittstock mass grave, which is displayed to the public for the first time.

There is a separate presentation for younger history fans, which approaches the subject in an age-appropriate manner. An extensive programme of events accompanies the exhibition. These include guided tours on specific themes and lectures by specialists in the different fields of research.