The stars, moon and Sun in Basel

Sun, moon and stars have been included in cultures’ worldviews for thousands of years, for the purpose of ordering life and understanding time and space. The exhibition highlights the role and significance that mankind has assigned to the sun, moon and stars. Various cultures in the Orient, Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania have shaped and developed their own culture in a process that often takes thousands of years. The exhibition gives an impression of this development, from temples, sundials and calendars, to sun gods and moon goddesses and ruling dynasties and princes, who saw themselves as descendants of the sun.