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THE ANCIENT SMITHY

Experimental archaeological workshop “The ancient smithy” is located in Cesis History and Art Museum. It is the workplace of Master of Applied Arts Daumants Kalnins, who, combining his professional knowledge as a jewellery smith and the research methods of experimental archeology, is engaged in studying the cultural heritage and in the work of the ancient craftsmen.

 

At the Ancient Smithy, the visitor can listen to the story about the significance of the different ornaments and the traditions of wearing them. The replicas of ancient ornaments seen here can be tried on and purchased as souvenirs or jewellery, linked to the history of Cesis district. 

 
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