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Dymarki Archaeological Festival
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DYMARKI ŚWIĘTOKRZYSKIE 18-21 August 2011
Two thousand years ago, over the area of 800 km[sup]2[/sup], particularly to the north-east of Łysogóry - the largest mountain range in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, its ancient inhabitants referred to as the Lugii by Roman historians used to mine and smelt local iron ore. The ore was extracted by either surface or underground methods e.g. digging tunnels and shafts, traces of which were found in Rudki near Nowa Słupia. Joint research on ancient bloomery in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains began in 1955. The slag blocks left by the ancient smelters became the first objects to attract the scientists attention. Thanks to archaeological research, numerous remains of the ancient slag-pit furnace clusters which grouped the traces of working processes - from several to several hundred of slag-pit furnaces, have been excavated and recorded. Metallurgical research and experimental smelting enabled to reconstruct the ancient process of iron production.
Fifty years ago the Museum of Ancient Metallurgy in Nowa Słupia was established, and since 1967 the research results have been presented during an open-air archaeological festival called Dymarki Świętokrzyskie. The main attraction of the event is the reconstruction of iron smelting process performed at a so-called Piecowisko (Polish term piecowisko means a slag-pit furnace cluster) - a space intentionally separated for conducting experimental demonstrations at the foot of Łysa Góra. An ancient slag-pit furnace consisted of the bottom part, so-called slag-pit - an oval hollow in the ground with a diameter of approximately 50 cm. The overground part comprised a shaft made of loess blocks (bricks) with a mix of shortly-cut straw. In the lower part of the shaft there were tuyeres which supplied air into the furnace. For the iron smelting, three main elements were necessary: iron ore, charcoal and air. As experimental research proves, in a bloomery furnace shaft primary reduction process, which resulted in producing iron sponge, occurred in the area of tuyeres. The slag as a by-product of smelting ore would flow into the slag-pit. The process of smelting might have taken between ten and twenty hours; after that a bloomery furnace shaft used to be dismantled and iron sponge was finally removed. Pieces of iron suitable for manufacturing tools or weapon were produced through multiple smelting and forging of the iron sponge.
For ten years, Archaeological Festival Dymarki Świętokrzyskie has been held in August so that tourists visiting the Świętokrzyski region could be acquainted with ancient iron metallurgy. The character of the event has been recently changed as a result of the programme “Man and Iron in the first centuries of our era” which tends to demonstrate the process of iron smelting with the particular emphasis on historical accuracy of the Roman period. Archaeological presentations of the ancient bloomery combined with craftwork demonstrations of that period and proved by archaeological evidence have been set in precisely prepared scenery including reconstructed tools, ornaments, clothing and weapon dated back to the beginning of the Common Era. The specialists in reconstruction of ancient iron smithing, goldsmithing, bronze work, pottery, antlers processing, weaving, braiding and birch tar making, who are currently contributing to reconstruction of craft and everyday life during the Roman period, have been invited to Piecowisko. This living history lesson is supplemented with presentation of the colours and weapons of Roman legionaries which emphasized the differences between barbaric world and the territory of Roman provinces.
The programme of presentation is annually enriched with new elements concerning various aspects of Celtic and Germanic tribes everyday life, as well as their relations with the Roman Empire. For several years the festival has gained international recognition thanks to the participation of bloomers from Denmark, gladiators from the Czech Republic and craftsmen from Belarus. The above mentioned presenters as well as other guests from Germany (from Comitatus gathering and Legio XXI Rapax) and Italy (Vocis Imago Romae group) have been invited to take part in this year's edition of the event. In the hope of cooperation, we have also invited representatives of the Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy in Pruszków and from Archaeological Museum in Wrocław. This way we would like to initiate safeguarding of significant traditions of ancient iron metallurgy in the Świętokrzyski region setting in the broad cultural aspects which enable spectators to move back into the past. Although the demonstrations will take place in Nowa Słupia, they will refer not only to the Świętokrzyskie Mountains and territory of Poland.
A few years ago the authorities of Nowa Słupia took the initiative to establish The Świętokrzyskie Centre of Experimental Archaeology as a solid base for research and presentations associated with the ancient centre of iron metallurgy. These activities, partially financed by European Union funds, will enable to organize Dymarki Świętokrzyskie of 2011 in significantly different surrounding. This year's festival is the initiation of the new look at the regional heritage of European importance. You are cordially invited to discover what is old now, but once used to be new at Dymarki Świętokrzyskie on 18-21 August 2011.

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SALUTO,
ANDREAS GOBINIUS


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And the Kalkriese 2009 vets of Chasuari and Kwerer under the comtitatus.eu umbrella will be there!
Robert Brosch
http://www.chasuari.de">www.chasuari.de
Germanic warriors of 1st ct. AD

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Network of germanic Reenactors of 1st ct. AD
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Gahh! Wall of Text! Please add paragraph breaks SmileIt hurts my eyes!
Paul Elliott

Legions in Crisis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/17815...d_i=468294

Charting the Third Century military crisis - with a focus on the change in weapons and tactics.
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Sorry Mithras,
I wanted to give all needed information about the event and its history without taking too much place... Probably it should be simply shorter...
Some photos of the buliding of the Centre:
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SALUTO,
ANDREAS GOBINIUS


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ANDREAS GOBINIUS


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Order of presentations at Culture and Archeology Center

Archeological workshops

Thursday and Friday 19-19.08.2011 – Center is opened for public between 10:00 – 18:00. Visitors can watch setting up specific exhibitions, preparation of experiments and participate in workshops. Lectures and comments regarding presentations are being held at appropriate field sites. Every hour starting from 11:00 there will be a guided tour to reconstructed objects located in the Center. Sightseeing tour starts at the old “furnace field”. Sightseeing burga and legionary camps according to individual agreements with legions leaders. At the amphitheatre spectators area are going to be held trial presentations and exercises of reenactment groups. These events are open for public. There is possibility of additional shows in the afternoon, however it’ll be depending at number of interested viewers.

Holly Cross Mountains Smelters
Saturday and Sunday, 20-21.08.2011 – Culture and Archeology Center. Saturday admission from 11:00 to 20:00. Sunday admission from 10:00 to 19:00
Presentations according to schedule below. Each time is given in expected hours and can vary, depending at situation on site. Final information regarding program will be given through loudspeakers. Every hour, starting from 12:00 on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday there will be a guided tour to reconstructed objects located in the Center. Sightseeing tour starts at the old “furnace field”. Sightseeing burga and legionary camps according to individual agreements with legions leaders. Except of events held according to schedule given below, program will contain comments and information given at individual stands, as well as happenings not stated in (i.e. opening pottery furnaces, opening wood tar pots, or smelting shows), taking place at different locations of the Center.

Saturday 20.08.2011
11:00-11:15 Opening welcome and initial information regarding entire event –Andreas Gobinius
11:15-11:45 “Furnace field”. Comment to ancient iron smelting at the territory of Poland in relation to the similar activity in other parts of European, followed by presentation of three types smelting workshops – Szymon Orzechowski, Paweł Madera, Krystyna Koza
12:15-13:00 Amphitheatre spectators place. “Antique fashion show”. Presentation of weapons and outfits of Celts and Germans. Commented by - Andreas Gobinius, Aneirin Bard, Wotaryk, Ghandi
13:15-13:45(14:00) Amphitheatre spectators place. Presentation of Legio XIIII GMV commented by Ireq.
14:00-14:30 Amphitheatre spectators place. Gladiators games run by LVDVS MAGNVS commented by Lvcivs Tvllivs Cactvs
14:30-15:00 Amphitheatre spectators place. Presentation of Legio XXI Rapax followed by the show of Terra Operta Foundation, commented by Dracus Vilicus Valerius
15:00-16:00 Official opening of Culture and Archeology Center and XLV Holly Cross Mountains Smelters, including happenings in amphitheatre area. As a part of opening celebration – slave fair and FAMILIA GLADIATORIA TAVRVS show.
16:00-16:30 Opening of smelting furnaces at “old furnaces” field, commented by Szymon Orzechowski, Krystyna Koza
17:00-17:45 Amphitheatre spectators place. Military engagement preceded by presentation of Celtic and Germanic tribes outfit and weapons and followed by FAMILIA GLADIATORIA TAVRVS show.
18:00-18:45 Reconstruction attempt of cremation rite, referring to a burial ceremony of tribes settled at the territory of Poland during Roman times.
19:00-20:00 “Jorgi” Quartet concert supported by “Amber Fire Show” by Eryk Popkiewicz.

Sunday 21.08.2011
10:00-10:15 Opening welcome and initial information regarding entire event –Andreas Gobinius
10:45-11:15(11:30) “Furnace field”. Comment to ancient iron smelting at the territory of Poland in relation to the similar activity in other parts of European, followed by presentation of three types smelting workshops – Szymon Orzechowski, Paweł Madera, Krystyna Koza
11:30-12:15 Amphitheatre spectators place. “Antique fashion show”. Presentation of weapons and outfits of Celts and Germans. Commented by - Andreas Gobinius, Aneirin Bard, Wotaryk, Ghandi
12:30-12:45(13:00) Amphitheatre spectators place. Presentation of Legio XIIII GMV commented by Ireq.
13:00-13:30 Amphitheatre spectators place. Gladiators games run by LVDVS MAGNVS commented by Lvcivs Tvllivs Cactvs
14:00-14:45 Amphitheatre spectators place. Presentation of Legio XXI Rapax followed by the show of Terra Operta Foundation, commented by Dracus Vilicus Valerius.
15:00- 15:30 FAMILIA GLADIATORIA TAVRVS show.
16:00-16:45(17:00) Opening of smelting furnaces at Holly Cross, Mazovia and Silesia furnaces field, commented by Szymon Orzechowski, Paweł Madera,Krystyna Koza
17:00-17:45 Amphitheatre spectators place. Military engagement preceded by presentation of Celtic and Germanic tribes outfit and weapons and followed by FAMILIA GLADIATORIA TAVRVS show.
18:00-18:30 Reconstruction attempt of tribe court, referring to a social habits of tribes settled at the territory of Central Europe during Roman times.
18:30-19:00 Lighting of “Holly Fire” as an accomplishment of presentations.
SALUTO,
ANDREAS GOBINIUS


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ANDREAS GOBINIUS


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