Wolin festival documentary.

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An interesting documentary about polish Wolin festival, hosted by late icon of early medieval reenactment, Philip Burthem. A must see! Advertisements

Elbląg Museum – remains of the nexus of three cultures.

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  Elbląg, as mentioned in this post, was the nexus of Borussians (Pruthenians), Normans and Slavs, and they left a lot of artifacts around the city.  And archeologists are still digging up more… Continue reading

Castle Museum Ostróda

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  During one of our journeys through north eastern parts of Poland we visited many museums and castles. Apart from very interesting sightings I always keep eyes open for early medieval stuff. I… Continue reading

XX Festival of Slavs and Vikings, Wolin, 01.08-03.08.2014

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The biggest early medieval festival in Europe took place last weekend in Wolin, in the place of the Jomsborg/Vineta early medieval port, known from Jomsvikingasaga (the deathplace of Harald Bluetooth) . We weren’t… Continue reading

A Must Read: Warrior women in Viking Age

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From time to time I am going to share documents here that give a great insight and extend the knowledge of the Dark Age cultures. A very good read, proving a lot of Norman… Continue reading

Leśno Archeological Festival 27-29.06.2014

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The first big event during the season was Leśno Archeological Festival. The spot is well known to pomeranian reenactors. Leśno itself is being treated as a kind of “get to know each other”… Continue reading

Summer Solstice – Kupala’s Night in Mikorowo 20-22.06.2014

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We spent this  year’s Kupalnocka (Kupala’s Night – more here: https://xcentury.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/kupalnocka-kupalas-night-when-moon-and-sun-are-being-wed/) in Mikorowo with our friends from PGOH (Pomeranian Historical Reenactment Group) and some other very nice people we had a real pleasure… Continue reading

“Wiec Pomorski” Malbork 12.04.2014

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A bit late but I absolutely have to mention that event. There’s a lot of reenactment events happening in Poland, but what we lack is a proper medieval fair, during which reenactors can… Continue reading

Winter Wonneberger Schlacht II (Winter Battle of Ujeścisko 22.02.2014)

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On 22.02 there was a little fine re-enactment event, hosted by Durrandir (who himself is a Norse axeman and a contributor to X Century landmark map) in a Gdansk (known to the german… Continue reading

Roskilde

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The third stage of the trip mentioned in previous posts was Roskilde. According to Adam of Bremen and Saxo Grammaticus, in the 980s, Harald Bluetooth built a church and a royal estate in… Continue reading

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