berlin google news

From beneath the surface of a central Berlin parking lot, a team of dedicated archaeologists made an astonishing discovery – the remains of nearly 4,000 forgotten individuals from an ancient church cemetery, which had been paved over by a former Communist regime. This momentous find, some two decades ago, set in motion years of meticulous study and analysis.

These ancient human skeletons, some dating back to the year 1160, provided valuable insights into Berlin’s history that were previously unknown. Through extensive research on these long-lost inhabitants, scientists unveiled that the city was inhabited far earlier than previously believed.

However, the bones could only reveal a limited number of secrets, and with much of the research completed, it was time for the remains of these early Berliners to be respectfully returned to the heart of the city. In an extraordinary display of repentance and reverence, the coffins of 100 medieval and early modern babies, children, and adults were carried through the streets of Berlin in a solemn procession.

This act of tribute, organized by the project’s lead archaeologist, provided closure and respect for these long-forgotten settlers. The remains have found their final resting place in Petri Berlin, a museum that now stands where they were once callously covered in blacktop.

In honoring these ancient individuals, Berlin acknowledges its past and pays homage to those who came before. This solemn tribute reminds us of the importance of preserving and understanding our history, as we continue to build upon the foundations laid by those who came long before us.