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
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
R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, Mänttä
In summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10 am–6 pm, also at Midsummer.
Wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm. Mondays closed.
Adults 10 €, under 18s free of charge.