Bone Code

Bodies Tell the Story of War


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 +43-316/8017-9515


Opening Hours
01. November to 31. December Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission with guided tours and by appointment only.

02. April 2019 to 31. October 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
01. November 2019 to 29. December 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission with guided tours and by appointment only.


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Assumption Day

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National Day

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