Kalòs - l’Archeodromo del Salento (IT)

Archeodromo Kalòs is a vast landscape park themed with experimental archaeology. It was founded by Meridies. They present a mixture of history and art and offer a journey to the origins of this region: the Messapi, Greeks and Romans, "in a place where nature and myth merge."

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How many times we happen to think about what life was like when electricity, water and communications were not at hand? Would you like to take a step back in time? Today you can. The path runs from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

One can dip into the historical memory of a rich country and witness traces left by men who lived in close contact with nature. Earth, air and sky will be the companions of a careful walk between the objects and the first forms of art made by Homo sapiens. Not only the eyes will drive this route but also hands and ears.
Once we have left the early prehistory we go into the second area, when the Messapi lived here (500 BC – 100 AD). The visitor will be involved in a more intimate way, will closely monitor the libation rites with votive offerings to the gods and hear the "sound" of funerary rituals typical of the customs of the Messapian people.
Gradually the environment changes when the Romans arrive: visitors will see the lifting and transporting of large stone blocks, one can find out how Roman roads were built and meet centurions walking or riding a chariot.
Away from the dolmen, tombs and oracles, escaped from the Roman centurions you find yourself among the tents of an encampment of soldiers and knights, between the workshops in the last area of this archaeological open-air museum, the Middle Ages.

Besides taking guided tours, one can do workshops and test activities led by skilled operators.
Kalòs’ goal is to encourage all innovative forms of relationship between man and land in a cooperative learning environment. The project is founded by Dr Alessandro Quarta, archeologist and chief of Meridies

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