Serlachius museot

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm.

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

Feel free to
come farther

Ancient Mänttä

Sensation! World civilisation began in Mänttä! This Gustaf Museum exhibition makes a huge break with the current view of history.

AT GUSTAF UNTIL 5 MARCH 2017
 

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Ancient Mänttä

World civilisation began in Mänttä! This information was uncovered gradually through careful archaeological and historical investigations. In the exhibition, this carefully guarded secret is related in its entirety to the world for the first time.

When the foundations of the Serlachius Museum Gösta extension were dug in early 2013, an amazing discovery was made. A workman came upon a clay tablet uncovered by an excavator. On the tablet was written a Sumerian-language text. An archaeologist who was quickly called to the scene confirmed the significance of the find, and a film crew led by film director Arto Koskinen, which happen to be there by chance, managed to record the moment of discovery.

When the find and other results of archaeological digs in Mänttä were carefully analysed, an overall picture, which revolutionised traditional historiography, began to take shape. The cradle of human civilisation is not in Egypt or Mesopotamia, but in the northern Tampere region art town of Mänttä.

The exhibition includes Arto Koskinen’s three-part documentary film, which presents the early stages of research into the culture of ancient Mänttä. Koskinen also proposes his own theory as to the origins of the civilisation that lived in Mänttä during the Ice Age. After the Ancient Mänttä exhibition, history will never be the same.

Exhibition on show until 5 March 2017