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Centuries of history recreated in Havránok

The Havránok archaeological open-air museum near the Liptovská Mara dam was enlivened for a brief period on June 3 and 4 with live, staged vignettes of history, the TASR newswire wrote. The event called Over the Threshold of the Past - Children to Children offered school groups a unique re-creation of the lives of past ethnic groups that inhabited the region.

(Source: Ján Krošlák)

The Havránok archaeological open-air museum near the Liptovská Mara dam was enlivened for a brief period on June 3 and 4 with live, staged vignettes of history, the TASR newswire wrote. The event called Over the Threshold of the Past - Children to Children offered school groups a unique re-creation of the lives of past ethnic groups that inhabited the region.

“The goal of the live presentation was to show history more closely to the youngest generation in a humorous way, by literally exhibiting whole ages and civilizations. We began with Celts, then presented the short Germanic period which wracked Havránok with the destruction of prosperous settlements, and after a short visit to experience the Slavs, we got to the Middle Ages,” Karol Dzuriak, historian of the Liptov Museum in Ružomberok, told TASR.

“We wanted to stress the contributions made by various ethnic groups that moved in and out of our territory over several centuries and to illustrate the basic differences between them in an attractive and explanatory way,” said Jana Chmelová of the Liptov Museum, one of the authors of the script for the re-enactment. About 40 performers in historical clothes presented demonstrations of everyday life, religious rites, and military service. The co-organiser of the project was the historical and literary circle of the elementary school in Kvačany.

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