Asterix and the Helvetians
Photo: Site et musée romains d’Aventicum, Avenches.
On the occasion of the new album of Asterix, The daughter of Vercingetorix (part 38, published by Editions Casterman under the title ‘La fille de Vercingétorix’) the archaeological site and the Roman museum in Avenches show a series of original slides from previous albums. Special attention is also paid to the Album’ The Helvetians’. Asterix was created in 1948 by Jacques Martin (1921-2010) and continued by others. The Romans commissioned Asterix on a peace mission on the territory of the warlike Helvetians. However, it was not made easy for Asterix and the Romans. The album is almost a documentary addition to what would later become Switzerland, including the clichés. The exhibition gives an overview of this history and archaeology.