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"archaeology munich"

Over 250 archaeological excavations have taken place in Munich's historic city centre alone. Inspired by the numerous finds from the major excavations at Marienhof in 2011/2012, state and municipal authorities joined forces to form the "Munich Archaeology" working group. They are managing, conserving, cataloguing and scientifically processing the finds.

The project is financially supported by the City of Munich. The Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, on whose premises the extensive material is also stored, took the lead. The following are involved

  • the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments
  • the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
  • the Munich City Museum
  • the Munich City Archive
  • the State Collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy
  • the Munich Lower Monument Protection Authority
  • and the Regensburg company “Office for Monument Preservation”

Numerous experts from the fields of archaeology, botany, zoology, anthropology and history have been researching everyday life, the environment and the cityscape of Munich since the Middle Ages. Aspects of this research are regularly presented at various locations in the city.

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Photo: Photo of the excavations at Marienhof, 2011, © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege-Luftbilddokumentation, Klaus Leidorf