This March 2016 video is about the Pommersches Landesmuseum, the Pomeranian State Museum in Greifswald town in Germany.
This 2015 video is about the Pommersches Landesmuseum as well.
As this blog has mentioned, we arrived there on 1 October 2016.
Not far from the museum entrance was the paleontology room.
There, the fossil, discovered in 1963, of Emausaurus ernstii. An ornithischian young dinosaur … well, by now about 190 million years old, so from the early Jurassic. The name refers to the Ernst Moritz Arndt University. This ornithischian, herbivorous dinosaur was about one meter in size.
Later in the Jurassic, the land of what is now Pomerania became sea; and remained so during the Cretaceous.
In the museum were fossils of Cretaceous cephalopods, belemnites, of the Belemnella genus.
This picture shows a Belemnella lanceolata.
A bit further in the museum, amber, about forty million years old.
Still further, humans in the prehistory and history of Pomerania.
In the early Middle Ages, its inhabitants were Slavic tribes, practicing a polytheist religion. However, the Christian German empire attacked them. In the twelfth century, the Slavic dukes of Pomerania could only keep their dukedom by converting to Christianity, recognizing the German emperors as their overlords, and destroying the pagan temples.
In the sixteenth century, another conversion for the dukes and people of Pomerania: from Roman Catholicism to Protestantism. This is documented by an important item in the museum: the Croy Tapestry from 1544.
In the seventeenth century, the ducal dynasty became extinct, and the kings of Sweden became the rulers. The harsh serfdom for the peasants in Pomerania became a model for the oppression of the peasantry in Sweden proper.
Stay tuned! As soon as the photos will be sorted out, there will be more blog posts here on the German Baltic Sea region, especially its birdlife.