Sunday, December 6, 2015

Prehistoric pile dwellings - Switzerland

This is not exactly a beautiful postcard but when it comes to postcards from a UNESCO site, beauty is not the most important requirement.
Getting cards from the pile dwellings is not easy. This postcard sent by Ania, is from one of four sites classified in the swiss Canton of Thurgau.

Foto: Amt für Archäologie TG, M. Schnyder
The «stilt houses» are remnants of pre-historic settlements in lakes and moors around the Alps. This serial trans-boundary site consists of 111 of the roughly 1000 known sites in six countries, of which 56 are located in Switzerland. - in:

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