Archive material

The extensive archaeological collection of the Prussia Museum in Königsberg in East Prussia, and with it the local archives of the province, were considered completely lost after the Second World War. Only after the political changes of 1989/1990, large parts of the Königsberg archives and finds were rediscovered in Berlin. At that time, the countless documents had been badly damaged by decades of improper storage. They were conservatively treated and reorganized in the Museum of Prehistory and Early History [Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte]. Today, they are once again available to modern research as the Prussia Archive. The exciting story about the recovery of the documents can be read in an article by Horst Junker and Horst Wieder, Das neue Prussia-Fundarchiv in Berlin. Archäologisches Nachrichtenblatt 8, 2003, p. 24-40.