mythical water birds

In the Bronze Age the people north of the Alps were still illiterate. As a result, their myths and legends have not been preserved. However, symbolic items like the bird chariot of Glasinac show that people had a wealth of mythical ideas over 2,500 years ago.
The chariot was discovered in 1880 in a burial hill on the Glasinac plain, east of Sarajevo, and was sent as a gift to Vienna.

Within a reception of the Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo on October 26th (National Holiday in Austria), the NHM director in general Christian Köberl handed a replica of the chariot to Mirsad Sijarć, the director of the national museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Photo: NHM Vienna, Lois Lammerhuber