Scientists agree that this epic from the early 13th century is more than mere fantasy. They are convinced that it contains many historical facts and references to the age of the ancient Germans.
According to some experts, the legendary hero Siegfried stands for the famous Arminius or Hermann in disguise who was chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci. Especially because both characters are closely connected to the city of Xanten, home of the dragon slayer. Arminus made a career as a Roman officer – before he started guerilla warfare against the legions of the Roman general Varus. In the year 9 AD he defeated the Romans in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. But there is a second clue: it leads to the Merovingians who set up on the banks of the river Rhine during the 6th century. They were governed by a king who could have been Siegfried as well.
This thrilling search for traces turns “Terra X” into a science crime story going along with different scientists who tell facts from fiction.