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- THE CHURCHES OF PIRAN
- THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE
LIKENESS OF ULRICH II OF CELJE
- ALEKSEJ JURCA
- ZIJALO BY MIRNA PEČ
- THE KOSMAČ WOODWORKING
THE CHURCHES OF PIRAN
Relative to its size, the coastal town of Piran counts the most sacral structures of all Slovenian towns. In addition to the monastery, it once boasted as many as 23 churches of which only ten remain. The Society of the Friends of the Treasures of St George has dedicated an interesting guide to the rich sacral heritage of their town.
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LIKENESS OF ULRICH II OF CELJE
The Counts of Cilli or Celje were the most important noble family to hold a primary estate in the territory of present-day Slovenia. They died out at the height of their power in the mid-15th century, when Ulrich II, the last male family member, was murdered. Since then, not a single credible portrait has been preserved. His likeness was reconstructed 550 years later, based on his skull.
Slovenians have a track record of performing well in various international competitions of knowledge, but until recently no-one has succeeded in achieving absolute victory at any of the Olympiads of knowledge. However, in November of last year, 17-year old Aleksej Jurca attained a sweeping victory at an international Olympiad on physics and astronomy.
ZIJALO BY MIRNA PEČ
The River Temenica is the longest sinking river in the Dolenjska region. It sinks twice. The second time it resurfaces at the Zijalo spring near Trebnje, where nature shines in all its beauty. Due to its special hydrological and geomorphological features, the area is proclaimed a protected natural monument.
THE KOSMAČ WORKSHOP
The Kosmač handicraft workshop in the old cobbling town of Tržič produces unique wooden items from Slovenia’s rich ethnological heritage, particularly from the wider Tržič area. One of their most distinctive products is a cobbler’s lamp.