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#2005: Pfalzfeld Column (5th cent. BC)

Photo 2005: Pfalzfeld Column (5th cent. BC) - Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn

Photo Details

Photo ID
2005
Credit
Title
Pfalzfeld Column (5th cent. BC)
Caption
The Pfalzfeld Column (Pfalzfelder Saule) dates from the 5th or 4th century BC and was found in a cemetery in Pfalzfeld, Germany. Its original position is unknown, but it probably stood on a Celtic hill grave. The four human masks on the column and the hemispheric base are well-known symbols from the Mediterranean area; they protect the burial place. The column originally stood 2.8 m high. It is one of few large stone sculptures north of the Alps from this period and one of the most important cultural monuments of the prehistoric Rhineland.
Geotag
50.732067° N, 7.092705° E
Uploaded
November 17, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800