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Parque Arqueologico de El Cabo (ES)

After the complete excavations (1999) showed the importance of the settlement, the Iron Age village of “El Cabo” was moved from the original site to prevent its destruction...

Villa Nova Uhřínov (CZ)

In the foothills of the Orlické mountains, the association Villa Nova started constructing an archaeological open air museum in 1993. There are a few houses, a smithy, a pottery workshop, kilns, a tar extracting site, all based on archaeological sites in the region, dating to the 13th and 14th century...

Celtic Harmony (EN)

Celtic Harmony Camp is a reconstructed Iron Age settlement and education centre providing natural & cultural heritage education. Hands-on activities and events based on Britain's Celtic culture promote a more sustainable way of life in harmony with the natural world...

Roman City Carnuntum (AT)

In Carnuntum, the time of the Romans is not in the long-ago past, visible only by a few remains of walls, but pervades the present which can be experienced with all one’s senses...

UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey (DE)

The Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory is an essential part of the future presentation of the World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey. It is not open yet. The conception in its entirety is including the World Heritage Site itself (with its historical remains)...

Ekehagen Forntidsby (SE)

Ekehagen´s Prehistoric Village lies nearby the river Ätran in a beautiful countryside with birches and oak trees, approximately twelve miles, 20 kilometres, south of Falköping in the province of Västergötland. It is an archaeological open-air museum with presentations from various prehistoric periods...

Vikingabyn Storholmen Norden (SE)

In 1996, two enthusiasts got the initiative to start a Viking village at the site where previously 199 Iron Age / Viking Age (800-1000 AD) burial mounds were discovered. They soon started cooperation with two local association: the “Aquila Maritimus forn- och medeltidsförening” and the “Roslagens turistintressenter”...

Gene Fornby - The Ancient Village of Gene

Carl L. Thunberg (SE)
The open-air museum Gene Fornby (The Ancient Village of Gene - author’s translation) is an archaeological reconstruction completed in 1991 that is based on the excavation of a nearby ancient settlement dated mainly to the Roman Iron Age and the Migration Period. For many years now, the politicians of the City Council of Örnsköldsvik have been debating on the ‘use’ of Gene Fornby...

Geschichtspark Bärnau-Tachov (DE)

In Bärnau (Bavaria), this park depicts everyday life in this part of Germany from the 8th to 12th century. The association Via Carolina e.V. is responsible for the park, helped by an advisory committee of scientific consultants advising both on the houses and the way life is depicted here...

Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum Zeiteninsel (DE)

The archaeological open-air museum Zeiteninsel ("island of times") will have five "time stations" which will provide insights into 11,000 years of the human and landscape history of the area. The museum is located in Hessen, Germany.

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