A Prehistoric Jewel: Debela Griža Hillfort

Just north of the village Volčji Grad – Wolf’s Castle in the middle of Slovenian Karst – lies a spectacular hillfort that’s not on a hill and is not (as most hillforts aren’t) a fort. It’s called Debela griža – ‘thick heaps of stone’ – due to its humongous walls that dominate the landscape even … Read more

It Cracked in the Middle Miocene

And it was quite a rumble … The Earth back then – some 12 million years ago – was different, but uncannily similar. Arabian peninsula and Zagros mountains just crashed into Eurasia proper, severing the Tethys from the Indian ocean, and Africa collided with Iberia, closing the Gibraltar straits that lead to the Messinian salinity … Read more

Island at the End of Summer – Part 3

“KAP” in the name of our kite team stands for “kite aerial photography. And after all the kite workshops (part 1) and kite flying (part 2) you bet we did a kite aerial photography session on the beautiful island of Prvić! Alas, as we learned in Part 2 of our kite adventures on the island, … Read more

Seeing the Invisible: a European Researchers’ Night Lecture

European Researchers’ Night is probably the largest popular science event in Europe, which takes place every year on the last Friday in September. Presentations of scientific discoveries and attractions, exhibitions, public experiments and lectures are available to scientific enthusiasts throughout the day, especially in the evening and at night. KAP Jasa – kite team Slovenia … Read more

Mycenae of Bosnia: Daorson

There is a timeless desolation – and a desolate timelessness – enshrouding the high plateau of Banije west of Stolac in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lizards and an occasional curious poskok – horned viper, Vipera ammodytes – are pretty much the only creatures that enjoy this place, scattered thorny shrubs and feral pomegranate trees fight for … Read more

Etched Landscape

Strmca is a rather remote village below the high plateau of Hrušica, between Postojna and Planina – a small settlement far from the beaten path, away from most of the routes, even ancient ones. It rests dreamy in the middle of a concave field; a flock of houses settled in two rows, oriented perpendicularly to … Read more