THE MYSTERY OF THE CELTS OF GLAUBERG. FAITH - MYTH - REALITY
When the streets of Rome resounded with the warning "The Celts are coming!" in 387 BC, only the treacherous cackling of the geese at night saved the city from its final defeat. Without heralding any danger, the shout rings out again in 2002 AD. With 900 items from 60 European museums, the exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of the fascinating world of Celtic culture. The amazing archaeological discoveries made near the Glauberg in the eastern Wetterau northeast of Frankfurt in the mid-nineties have resulted in a number of sensational insights changing our understanding of the Celts.
The magnificently furnished tombs of a lord, a keltenfürst, a so-called "procession street," the vast structures surrounding the tumulus, and, above all, the four life-size sandstone warriors, of which one has survived almost completely, constitute a unique ensemble for the early Celtic pre-Christian 5th century. The Glauberg finds, which have not been presented in a public context before, form the highlight of the show. Together with numerous significant international loans, they convey an unprecedented overall picture of the earliest European large sculpture between the 7th and the 3rd centuries BC.
Edited by Jörg Füllgrabe, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 56 pages, German, Roseni Verlag, Hamm, ISBN 3-9807434-5-4.