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Where does the “Maßkrug“ – the typical bavarian beer mug – actually come from?

On April 23, 1516, the Bavarian Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) was enacted by Duke Wilhelm of Bavaria. For this reason, "Beer Day" is celebrated every year on April 23. Reason enough to dedicate ourselves to this topic here as well. The at least 6,000-year-old history of the popular barley juice fills countless books and offers an almost unmanage...
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Stones in the Stone Age - a sought-after raw material and commodity

The Stone Age was named after the fact that people made tools from stone. But stone is not just stone, but a raw material of varying quality and grade. Thus, it was also a coveted commodity and was transported and traded by the Stone Age people over great distances. Today, archaeology can reconstruct through finds how and via which routes there wer...
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How Native Americans adorned themselves with Bavarian pearls

In the soil of Upper Franconia at the Ochsenkopf mountain – the second highest mountain of the Fichtelgebirge – there is a strip of the rare rock proterobas, about 7km long and only 20m wide, which exists only in this one place in the whole of Central Europe. Proterobas is a fine-grained subvolcanic material that can be melted like glass and has be...
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