Uncovering Hidden Stories

An Introduction to European Archaeology

Archaeology helps us explore and understand what life was like for people through the ages. Their societies, settlements, crafts and entertainment, their agriculture, trade, their health and their warfare. This exhibition, created as part of the Europeana Archaeology project, introduces some of the fascinating archaeological monuments and finds that are preserved across Europe. Explore the exhibition to reveal stories of past landscapes and environments, urban planning and architecture, trade and migration, power and identity, and religion and funeral practices. Find out about some of the archaeological practices used to bring these items to light.