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Voices from beneath the water


14:00 - 15:00


Landesmuseum Zürich

A documentary on the prehistoric palafittes around the Alps.

Film "voices from beneath the water"
Image: © Landesmuseum Zürich

Hazelnut shells, loaves of bread, balls of thread, shoes. The banality of common objects becomes an asset when they reach us, almost intact, after having been buried under water for thousands of years. The cause of this miracle is the water that preserves organic matter. Around the Alpine arc, during the Neolithic period, populations established their houses on piles. They have left us a unique heritage, which can be dated with astonishing precision.

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Duration: 58 minutes

Documentary film written and directed by Philippe Nicolet

Scientific direction: Pierre Corboud

Production: Palafittalp - NVP Nicolet Video Productions - 2021

Intended for

  • 6-10
  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+


Content: simple

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside


  • Alps
CHF 10.00 / 8.00 (entre fee museum)
Children and young people up to 16 years: Free admission
Languages: English, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes