Monthly Archives: January 2019

Iron Smelting in Africa

Another documentary about iron smelting. See how similar the methods are… Continue reading

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Making Iron the hard historical way…

This little movie has fascinated me ever since finding it a couple of years ago. It’s about recreating historical methods of iron production as used in the Netherlands from te iron age until the middle ages. Last July I’ve had … Continue reading

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Guestblog: The Lyre of Trossingen – pt. 1

Luit van der Tuuk is a Dutch author and independent researcher, specialized in the early middle ages. He is also the curator of Museum Dorestad in Wijk bij Duurstede. In 2001 en 2002 twelve graves were discovered in an early … Continue reading

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A lyre delivered…

It’s always a special moment when instruments are delivered to the players. As a maker you can only do so much, it only becomes complete when it is played by someone who really knows what to do. The plan for … Continue reading

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The Trossingen Lyre Project

An introduction to the Trossingen Lyre Project. Continue reading

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Some busy days at the project we call life

To my regret this blog isn’t updated as much as I would like. The reason? There are too many things to do and to few hours in a day… Another factor was that I had no computer or tablet to … Continue reading

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