This 2500-year-old clay cup from the Iron Age has a timeless form and does not differ much from a present-day coffee mug. Yet, at the time of its production, the form of this cup was rather exceptional. Coffee has only been consumed in Europe for 500 years.
Age: um 500 v. Chr. Iron Age
Iron Age: With the beginning of iron smelting around 700 BC, the new, harder iron took the place of bronze. The Iron Age is the third major period in human history after the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. In northern Europe it is divided into the Pre-Roman Iron Age, which covers the period from the end of the Bronze Age to the expansion of the Roman Empire at the turn of the century. And the Roman Imperial Period, in which the completely new way of life introduced by the Romans, can also be clearly seen in Free Germania. With the introduction of writing, European prehistory ends - early history begins.