Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

 
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Apr 5, 2013

New Year, New Dreams

While a large part of our country engulfed in a blizzard, the village of Szögliget received the participants of the 14th castle workshop in pleasan weather conditions. As usual we kicked off our activities on the national holiday (March 15th). Members of our association were invited to the official celebration of the village and started the day at the heros monument remebering the heros of the revolution of 1848. The celebration continued at the local community center where a new exhibition opened showcasing the artifacts our association helped unearthing in the past seven years. Mayor Katalin Mihalik Tóth, Gál Mlakár from the Miskolc Museum of Archaeology and local history researcher Gabor Bubenkó gave speeches at the event summing up what Szádvár means to them and how it relates tothe village.

 

A szádvári kiállítás megnyitója a szögligeti Muvelodési Házban

 

Pillanatképek a megemlékezésrol és a kiállításról

 

A zord idoben nagy keletje volt a forralt bornak is. :)

We ended the day with a meeting reviewing the 2013 plans. Staying true to our traditions we raised the bar again. Besides the traditional archeological workshop, the association aims to research and conserve the famous Csonka bastion, that according to legend received its name from the damage it suffered during the siege of 1567. The construction will require special equipment because the bastion's outer walls tower over the steep northern hillside.

Next morning the team despite the cold weather happily marched up to the castle to start the preparation work and successfully removed the stones from within the bastion. This way the archeologists will have an easier way to research the inside of the fortification.

A fiúk a Csonka-bástyában dolgoznak.

We were happy to welcome our old friend Miklos Szabo with his special frying pan as we started to prepare his famous "langos". Our members appointed Miklos as the cook of Szadvar and awarded him a prestigious aprin. Needless to say after a day of hauling stones nobody needed a lullaby to fall asleep.

We cannot wait for the summer to come!

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