Founded in the Viking Age, Ribe is surrounded by many legends: “in the past, it was thought that this was where witchcraft was taught”
Share October 30, 2020 7:04 pm Share The witch comes out of the shadows [PHOTOS] Camille Bas-Wohlert Agence France-Presse RIBE – A crackling pyre, muffled cries: in the bowels of the town of Ribe, in western Denmark , a strange museum dedicated to the witch hunt brings to life this neglected period of history in Europe.
Located in the home of an ex-inquisitor, at the bend of a picturesque street in this medieval town long considered the capital of witchcraft of the kingdom, it tells of the persecutions generally forgotten in history books and which belong to the collective imagination.
It depicts a very believing and superstitious Lutheran society, where magic, fear and mistrust were intertwined so as not to attract divine wrath.
In the ten exhibition rooms, brooms, amulets, dolls and other skulls alternate with torture instruments and animated reconstructions of the trials, to the rhythm of disturbing music: nothing better to immerse yourself in the shadow of Halloween in European witch hunts that took place mainly in the 17th century.
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