Travel Memories From the West of Ukraine: Excavation of Medieval Castle
In one of our travels to
my husband Ron and I were so lucky to attend the archaeological excavation of
the medieval castle in Skalat, a nice little city on the West of Ukraine,
located in Ternopil oblast.
First mention of the Skalat castle dated by 1379; in 1684 it was rebuilt. The castle was destroyed a lot during the First and Second World Wars. After the Second World War, the castle was used as a warehouse and a dance place.In 1960th, a serious researches and renovations of the castle has began and still going on. We actually got to the one of them, the excavation of year of 2008. It is not my first one archaeological excavation - I used to work at this field before, helping out my friends-archaeologists - but for my husband Ron it was the first time, to attend an event like this. It was definitely an unforgettable experience for him, to dig carefully through the ground, finding all those artefacts, like old tile or so, something that's belong to historical times years and years ago:
The castle itself is a real beauty! It is going to be a nice museum and hotel in the future and a place of real tourist's interest.
And here are some photos Ron and I took in our attendance of the excavations in 2008:
Also, we are filmed a little video, to have for our memories, which we sharing with you. It was a really great experience!