July 24, 2017
In this Czech-American TV online Broadcast you will see:
Discover Czech Regions: History of Great Moravia – the first known West-Slavonic state stretching in the over the territory of central and south Moravia and southwest Slovakia. The empire of Great Moravia was one of the European great powers of the time, comparable to the East-Franconian Empire. At the height of its development it was already a consolidated protofeudal state with its own ruling dynasty, a complex of castles and a developed economy.
Saints Cyril and Methodius were two brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs. They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic. After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Orthodox Church as saints with the title of “equal-to-apostles”.
The Great Moravian Empire was an important state entity of the Christianization period in Central Europe, with cultural ties to the Byzantian Empire; moreover, its culture laid the foundations of Slavonic literature and material heritage of the West-Slavonic peoples. The Great Moravian fortified settlement at Mikulcice and Archeoskanzen Modra are the best preserved monument documenting the existence of this important state which had a lasting influence on the cultural history of the Slavonic peoples and the whole country as well.
Archeoskanzen Modra – The Great Moravian settlement of Pomoravi is located on the Old Town Road Velehrad near town of Uherske Hradiste in the Czech Republic. It is an important subject illustrating one of the most important stages of the coutrie´s national history. The open-air museum illustrates the living style of people centuries ago, as well it lives in everyday life and it organizes a great number of educational performances, programs, experimental melting of metals, ceramics, agricultural production, and ongoing archaeological research.
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