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The unusual life of a helmet from Vrhpolje near Kamnik

Objavljeno: 22.05.2020
It was 1928. Farmer Kregar, who rented Romšak's field in Vrhpolje near Kamnik, was hit by unusual objects while plowing with a plow. In 1935, he gave the helmet (he thought it was a tin pot made of metal. He used it for feeding hen in the yard), along with iron spears and axe, to Josip Nikolaj ...

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Monument to the poet and playwright Anton Medved

Objavljeno: 11.05.2020
It will soon be 50 years since the unveiling of the monument to the poet and playwright Anton Medved (1869-1910) in Graben. In 1969, the Tourist Association in Kamnik initiated the unveiling of a bust in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth. For the monument, the commission chose a place ...

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Emil Spruk - Kamnik music legend

Objavljeno: 07.05.2020
The legendary musician turned 60 on May 1 this year. Emil Spruk is probably all fans of the more demanding genres of music who know and appreciate: He is a composer, arranger, conductor and, above all, an excellent soloist on the record. After lower music school, he enrolled at the Ljubljana High ...

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The Kamnik region and the Spanish flu a hundred years ago

Objavljeno: 23.04.2020
About a hundred years ago, we had a similar pandemic of unknown disease – so called Spanish flu, one of the worst in history, which has spread in 1918-1919. The disease spread from Kansas, USA, to Europe in the spring of 1918. Due to the war and military censorship, flu was only reported in ...

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Votive image from Kamnik, 1794

Objavljeno: 17.04.2020
A motive painting, painted on wood, depicts the terrible accident of a young girl, Theresa Beč, in 1794. A simple painter tried to portray the girl's fall as a kind of movie frame. There was an accident in a child's play when Theresa was standing on a rock, following her fall from a rock above a ...

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Pasta and coffee

Objavljeno: 14.04.2020
About the Triglav Pasta Factory from Šmarca near Kamnik Yes, sometimes we were even more self-sufficient in Kamnik than we are today. In Šmarca, they made pasta and even roasted coffee. The plant's origins date back to the time before World War I, when the Livestock Federation of Šmarca ...

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Easter eggs

Objavljeno: 10.04.2020
Easter egg is a traditional food. Egg is an Indo-European spring symbol, an image of new life and fertility. In Christianity it symbolizes the resurrection of Christ, including the drops of his blood, and for a few centuries it is part of the consecrated Easter dishes. In Slovenia, the decorating ...

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Tombstone of the Dindii, Second half of 1st century, Kamnik

Objavljeno: 06.04.2020
For Caius Dindius Blandus and Octavia Quarta, the daughter of Publius, to the son Caius Dindius Blandus, aged eight.

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Butarice on the Palm Sunday

Objavljeno: 04.04.2020
The children return from the blessing of the “butarice” on the Palm Sunday in 1956. Some of them are home-made from a bundle of bush, spring greenery and flowers, others are so-called “ ljubljanske butarice”, where in addition to greenery, the base is painted shutters. Of course, it had to ...

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Tinder on a chain, Mali grad

Objavljeno: 03.04.2020
Biconcave or lenticular tinder on a chain, Iron, 13th century, Mali grad. This is a common medieval form of tinder that can be of a more or less convex shape. Apart from its practical use tinder also has a symbolic meaning. For instance the South Slavs believed that the flint stone symbolised ...

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