Bone Code

Bodies Tell the Story of War

16.05.-31.10.2014 10:00-17:00

Opening: 15.05.2014, 7 p.m.
Curated by: Marko Mele
Co-Curator: Katrin Bucher Trantow

Every skeleton tells its own story: eating habits, diseases or injuries are literally written in our bones. Wars and other conflicts also leave their traces behind on skeletons.



The exhibition Bone Code. Bodies Tell the Story of War in the Archaeology Museum marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, 2014, by displaying the vestiges of violence on skeletons. The focus here is on those human remains revealed during construction works on the Graz Castle in 2011.

Archaeology Museum, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560


Opening Hours
27. March 2021 to 31. October 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2021 to 31. March 2022

closed, but accessible as part of a guided tour by prior appointment until 19 December 2021


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with guided tour

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with guided tour

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24th/25th December 2021
31st December 2021