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VIRTUAL TOUR: TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AND DISCOVER THE UNUSUAL IRON AGE SETTLEMENT IN BALTICS AT ARAISI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

05.02.2021
This Sunday we invite you to join our virtual tour at the Araisi Archaeological Park! Travel back in time and discover the unusual Iron Age settlement in Baltics.
The Araisi Ezerpils Archaeological Park (Āraišu arheoloģiskais parks) is a place where it is possible to get to know the history from the Stone Age to the end of the Middle Ages. It is located in the beautiful area - connected in a short distance with the Araisi Evangelical Lutheran Church, Araisi Windmill and the Drabesi Manor.
Event place: Facebook live event. CLICK HERE

Date and time: 07.02.2021, At 12 AM (EET time zone)

Language: English

The Virtual Tour of the park this time will take the place at the main object in the park – the Araisi Lake Fortress – unique settlements of ancient Latgallians dated to 8/9th–10th century. The type of settlement is unusual and so are the results of excavation. It provided quite a full picture of Latgallian material culture during that time, and partially also of their mental culture, and the idea was born of recreating the lake fortress as an open-air archaeological park.

Join us on the virtual tour! The museum educator Sanda will show you around the site wearing a reconstructed costume and showing replicas of objects and tools that were a part of the Latgallian day-to-day life.

Information about the Araisi Ezerpils Archaeological Park:

The Āraiši Ezerpils Archaeological park Visitor Center during its opening hours gives you an opportunity to visit a special exposition of the Araisi Lake Fortress and an archaeologist Jānis Apals.

When visiting the park, you will also find yourself at original medieval 14th century castle ruins and  "Meitu Island", where Stone and Bronze Age, as well as the Iron Age buildings can be found. They have been made as ideal reconstructions according to the results of archeological research throughout Latvia.

Visit us to learn about experimental archaeology and to discover more about nature and prehistory in Latvia. E-tickets you can buy prior your visit HERE!

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