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July Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė

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July Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė
2011-06-29 17:15

Same as annually, at  July traditional international festival of experimental archaeology “Days of Live Archaeology in Kernavė will take place. Visitors of the event will have an unique possibility to get in touch with reconstructed archaic crafts. For the 9th time solemn peace of Kernavė hill-forts will be disturbed by the resurgent past. Visitors again will be surrounded by the sounds of tanging warriors’ weapons, also they will have a chance to see wares made by skilful craftsmen’ arrived from Lithuania and neighbouring lands, and to listen to the sounds of archaic music.

The main accent of last  years feast – medieval town square. Here visitors will have a possibility to try various medieval games and funfairs, to observe how grim tortures punishes or even beheads offended town – dwellers. In the medieval town square visitors of the festival will meet craftsmen arrived from 15th -16th century Vilnius Lower castle.

Programme of the festival 2008 will be added with new crafts: salt evaporation, yard of Lusizi (present territory of eastern Germany) tribe, yard of Latgalians tribe. Even warlike Swedish Vikings will arrive to this year festival.

In the temporal workshops artisans for the curious audience will show and explain how the tools of flint, bone and iron were produced in the ancient times. Visitors can get acquainted with twisting of winded bands, fine and exclusive jewellery items, as well as they can try themselves to make a pot from clay or to mint a coin.

Come to Kernavė and you will discover the link between the past and present!




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