:: show 547 .. 12th January 2018 ::
- MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
- ŽUPANOVA JAMA CAVE
- NEW DISCOVERIES
ABOUT MEDIEVAL LJUBLJANA
- JUNIOR WORLD
CHESS CHAMPION LAURA UNUK
- PUPPET MAKER SILVAN OMERZU
SLOVENIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Museum of Natural History is the main museum of natural history in Slovenia. It was founded in 1821 as a Provincial Museum, and holds numerous collections of both national and international importance, including two founding collections: the assemblage of minerals by Žiga Zois, and a collection of conches from around the world by Franz Hohenwart.
THE ŽUPANOVA JAMA CAVE
More than 12,300 karst caves have been discovered in Slovenia so far. The closest to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana is Županova jama or the Mayor's Cave in the vicinity of the town of Grosuplje. It was discovered in 1926 by the then mayor, after whom it was named. The cave is a true jewel of Dolenjska karst.
NEW DISCOVERIES ABOUT MEDIEVAL LJUBLJANA
The Slovenian capital of Ljubljana has a very long and rich history. During their excavations in the past decade, archaeologists have unearthed new and extraordinary finds, which have dated the beginnings of medieval Ljubljana even further back, to the start of the eleventh century. The new discoveries were presented at the exhibition held in the City Museum.
LAURA UNUK, CHESS CHAMPION
Chess, a beautiful and noble game has been played in Slovenia for a very long time, but the country got its first female chess player who won the prestigious title of junior world chess champion just recently. Young Laura Unuk represents the modern generation of talented chess players.
PUPPET MAKER SILVAN OMERZU
Silvan Omerzu is a prolific puppet artist: a designer, set designer and director. He has enriched the Slovenian puppet world with a new sensibility and individual poetics. Silvan Omerzu created numerous awarded performances for both children and adults.