Archery: A visit to the Osthofentor-Museum, Soest, Germany
Photo-log by Nils Visser
A pictorial record of members of the Dutch Warbow Society Research Team visiting the Osthofentor-Museum in Soest, Germany, on the 15th of January 2012.
The Osthofentor-Museum has 26,000 crossbow quarrels on display (out of 37,000 found in the cellars of a church), dating from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Besides admiring the display, we were also allowed to examine a number of the quarrels and ate a Bratwurst in town.
Today's intrepid explorers consisted of Magen Klomp, Frank Bruggemann, Nils Visser, Marcel Vankan and Erik Mesdag.
Please note, most these are my private pictures, not the offficial shots taken by Erik Mesdag.
So this is what 26,000 quarrels look like:
P.S. Main pictures of the crossbow bolts only? Scroll to bottom.
Inside the Museum
Inside the Tower
Bolts, bolts, bolts everywhere.
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