The Varusbattle / Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
During the Varusbattle that took place in the year 9 A.D. 3 Roman legions were destroyed by Germanic tribes. After this incident the Roman empire did not attempt to conquer Germania any longer.
Today, nearly 2000 years later, three regions in the north of Germany are involved in a project going to take a closer look at the historical facts and their meaning for our past and present. The responsible persons have set up three main subjects to cover the whole event: Conflict, imperium, myth.
Check out this website (in German) to learn more.
The Hermannsdenkmal / Hermann monument is located in the southern part of the Teutoburg Forest, southwest of Detmold. It commemorates the Varusbattle. It was completed in 1875 according to plans by Ernst von Bandel.
See these Wikipedia articles to learn more:
Incidentally I can see this monument from my garden – if it's not too foggy ;-) – and incidentally I have been working on panoramic, immersive imaging for the last 8 years. That's why I had in mind to set up this project: "Squaring the head of Herman"