Historical development of Messel
- 4000 years Neolithic, Bell Beaker
- 1800 -750 BC (tumuli and urn fields in the area)
- 750 BC - 0, Celtic influenced Iron Age
- 50 B.C. - 260 AD Roman occupation. Ceramic finds from the forest around Messel date from the time of the Roman administrative center in Dieburg.
- 18.01.800 in the deed of donation to the Lorsch monastery the name Masilla (for Messel) is mentioned for the first time.