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In 1954, the inhabitants of the Frisian capital Leeuwarden got a statue of a cow, which they called ús mem (our mother). Why do the Frisians call a cow 'our mother'?

Qwestie van tijd

Episode 6: Ús mem

First aired: Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at 17.32 hours

In 1954, the inhabitants of the Frisian capital Leeuwarden got a statue of a cow, which they called ús mem (our mother). Why do the Frisians call a cow 'our mother'?

And what is the relationship between our mother and our father (a statue of a count in the city centre)? Reimer Strikwerda is a historian who specializes in agriculture. Together with Klaas Zandberg from the Historical Centre Leeuwarden they shed their light on this intriguing question.

Website: www.hcl.nl
Facebook: Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden
Twitter: @HistorischCLwd


About this program:

How did Bonifatius die and why does the Semslinie make a sudden weird kink? In Qwestie van Tijd we investigate major and minor mysteries of regional history.

In the search for answers our host Leonie Sinnema speaks with historians and other experts. And how well do people know the history of their hometown? Is it possible to unravel the the mysteries of history?