Are Estonia’s glory days over?

  • 2014-10-01
  • By TBT staff

TALLINN - The exhibition ‘Silverwhitest. The Glory Days of Ravala’ has been set up to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the birth of scholar, writer and statesman Lennart Meri. The exhibition includes the most important themes of ‘Silverwhite’ and ‘Silverwhiter,’ and presents the so-called financial heyday of the Fenno-Baltic peoples – the most glorious period of Estonia’s ancestors.

The glory days are also reflected in the number of silver treasures found in Estonia.
The exhibition consists of 3 displays, the first of which is mainly archaeological and covers the themes near and dear to Lennart Meri’s heart. It touches upon the period that the writer did not get to in his books due to the scarcity of sources. Beautiful jewellery and hidden treasures are also on display.
The second display, called ‘The Footprints of Merchants,’ is about the merchants of Ravala and their trade relations with the rest of the world.

Trade relations of the Viking times have been compared to the modern trade environment. The question, ‘are the glory days really over for Estonia?’ is asked.
The third part of the ‘Silverwhitest’ is a participation exhibition, giving the audience the chance to learn about the subject of the exhibition through different playful activities like trying their luck at an ancient market, or putting on the guise of a Viking-age trader.


“Silverwhitest: The Glory Days of Ravala”
Pringi kula, Rannarahva
Nurme tee 3, Pringi
74001 Harjumaa, Estonia
Until Dec. 31
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