Death is one of the biggest mysteries of humanity. No one of us knows what comes after that and so the fear of dying remains. But also the hope for a new and possibly better life. All of this is reflected in the beliefs of all cultures. And much of it is in the graves. That is why they are so interesting to archaeologists. They shed light on the ways in which people dealt with their dead and what their ideas of the hereafter were. If these ideas changed, then the burial customs changed as well. For example, the archaeologists ask: Did they bury the dead in a megalithic grave, a burial ground or under a hill? Did they bring grave goods to the grave to prepare for a life after death? A guided tour through the archaeological exhibition explores these questions.



Permanent Exhibition

Harburger Rathausplatz 5
21073 Hamburg


3 Euros + regular admission
children up to 17 have free admission

No registration required

This event will be in German only

Note to our English speaking visitors:
Some events can also be booked in English. Please contact Museumsdienst Hamburg: 040 428 131 0 or