A DAY SPENT AT THE OPEN-AIR ARCHEOSKANSEN OF HAVRANOK.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day at the open-air archeological museum (archeoskansen) of Havranok, which is situated a top of the hill of the same name; above the Liptovska Mara, between the towns of Ruzomberok and Liptovsky Mikulas, in Liptov region, northern Slovakia.
It was not so bad weather, although I hoped for a little bit better conditions. The sun was often hidden behind a lot of stormy clouds; definitely it was hiding more often than I would have wished it to do so. But anyway, I had a chance to take plenty of new and updated photos of this locality. I mean updated, because last time when I was there, it was in the year 2007. Despite the fact that this open-air museum has not undergone any major changes, it never hurts to visit some destination again and to take new photos to update the photo archive. After all, each situation is different, with different lightning conditions, different season of the year, not speaking about different natural conditions, which can play significant role in the final visual impression, such as grass height or number of leaves on trees. ;)
On this picture you can see one-room Celtic log house, as it might have appeared somewhere around 1st century B.C.E. Naturally this building is just a reconstructed replica, build on excavated foundations of the original house.
The Havranok is a publicly accessible state owned open-air museum based on the hill where prehistoric Celtic artifacts were excavated. This archeoskansen authentically presents the lifestyle of people from the past centuries. Buildings on the Havranok consist of an authentic replicas showcasing various historical periods, especially times when the Havranok hill was an important religious, economic and political center of the Celtic who lived on the territory of Slovakia, what was sometime around 300 B.C.E. - 180 C.E. The location of Havranok is declared as the locality of a great importance and the national cultural heritage monument of Slovak republic since 1967.
If you happen to be in Liptov region, Slovakia, don't forget to tour this archeoskansen! It has so much to offer, both for tourists looking for history, as well as for photographers looking for some not so commonly seen examples of historical architecture.