Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


11.9.05
  Pit House

A reconstructed pit house, also known as sunken house or Grubenhaus in the Palatine Museum Tilleda. Pit houses were built mostly into the earth with only the roof standing out. Those houses were not used for living, but for storage and as working places.

Pit house

The interior of this sunken house is the working place of a woodturner.

A woodturner's lathe

The museum sometimes has presentations of Medieaval crafts, but this woodturner was nowhere to be found, lol.
 
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I love places like that, where you can actually see what these things looked like. Textbook pictures just don't come close :).
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK and other places, with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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