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 with illustrated essays on Roman and Mediaeval history - with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes from Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. You may also find the odd essay about Geology, Medieaval literature, and some poetry translations.

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I'm a writer of Historical Fiction living in Germany. I got a MA in Literature, Scandinavian Studies, Linguistics and History which doesn't pay my bills. I'm interested in Archaeology and everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, and photographer.


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