Grevenbroekmuseum vzw

Middle Ages


Middle Ages (A.D. 476 - A.D. 1453)

From the third and the fourth century after Christ, however, the pressure from the Teutonic tribes became so high that the Roman Empire finally collapsed.

During the Teutonic migration, tribes spread all over Europe.

The small Frankish realms were then united by the Merovingian kings and later by the Carlovingians.

This empire reached its summit under Charlemagne. During his rule, christianization was completed in the west of Europe.

After the migration of the Germanic peoples, power in this region passes into the hands of the Frankish rulers. A complete skeleton of a Frankish warrior is on display. You can see his sword (scramasaxe), spear, pots with death-meal and even the nails of his coffin.