Living archaeology: re-enactors and virtual archaeology
A popular feature of the Borsa is the living archaeology display. These take two forms both of living archaeology and the re-enactors, and the displays of computer technology.
Some of the re-enactors take place outside the exhibition halls. A popular display as always is of a detachment of the Roman army.
|Other displays range from a stone age encampment down to a lively medieval display.|
Other displays take place within the halls where many of the participants in the exhibition were displaying their crafts
Next door a scribe was practising his craft beautifully displaying calligraphy in a special manuscript.
Outside the main hall two blacksmiths, father and son, had set up their forge, the fire kept alight by a pair of Medieval type bellows, and were displaying how iron could be hammered into shape.
A major feature of the Fair is the Archeovirtual display where the latest computer reconstructions of ancient sites were on display. I think it was possible to walk through the sites in a computerised reconstruction.
On to the all-important socialising, — dinner and dancing