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A Vanished Alphabet

Visitors who come to admire the Church of the Holy Trinity in the southwestern Slovenian village of Hrastovlje tend to focus on the magnificent Dance of the Dead fresco, which shows people from all walks of life being led to their deaths by skeletons. Some, however, may notice an inscription in an unusual script. The writing is in the Glagolitic ...

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    Slovenians Rise From “the dead” To Conquer Bronze

    The Slovenian handball team has won a historic bronze at the world championship in France after defeating Croatia with 31:30 in a match for third place. And what a way to win! Slovenians had fallen behind by eight goals in the 40th minute (16:24) after a weak first half-time (13:18) and it seemed the match was a done deal. However, ...

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      Ana Roš Crowned Best Female Chef In The World!

      It was a sheer coincidence that Slovenians ended up with two first ladies within the same week – Ana Roš has officially been named the world’s best female chef, succeeding Dominique Crenn from the Atelier Crenn in San Francisco. The achievement is extraordinary and firmly places Slovenia on the gastronomic map of the world. It also reinforces Roš’s position on ...

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        Handball: Slovenia Getting Close To a Medal

        Slovenian handball players repeated their success from four years ago, and after winning against Qatar with 32:30 qualified for the semi-finals of the World Championship against the host team, France. Slovenia gave an extraordinary team performance in Paris – dedicated, brave, and above all efficient. Jure Dolenec (five goals) was declared the best player of the match. Especially the Slovenian ...

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          Down Under Musical Group Žagarji Released Their First Song

          On the last day of 2016, the musical group Žagarji released their first original song, “Ne vem če bom zmogla”. In the interview that you can listen below, Tania Smrdel spoke with their lead singer Tina Hodnik about the song and what their plans are. Please also check their youtube video below.   http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_170120_619321.mp3  …   It was in 2013 ...

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            Slovenian Scientists Develop a Biological Device Which Detects Inflammations And Creates Cures

            Researchers from the National Institute of Chemistry have created cells with the help of gene “hacking” which automatically detect inflammations and set in motion a therapeutic reaction – the creation of a cure. A group of Slovenian scientists has made a big step towards the advanced biological treatment of inflammatory diseases. It has created a prototype cell, which can be ...

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              A Legendary Slovenian Dynasty

              Slovenian history is rich with remarkable individuals, many of whom made lasting contributions in the fields of medicine, music, and politics. One family, however, stands out with its remarkable legacy; its members had a profound impact on the practice of medicine in the Slovenian Lands, composed songs that are still recognized today, and helped to awaken Slovenian national consciousness. The ...

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                The Play That Was Banned for Decades

                The 19th century was a period of national reawakening in the Slovenian Lands. Leading intellectuals of the era were beginning to prove that the Slovenian language could stand on its own against German. This vibrant period also saw the creation of an influential Slovenian-language stage play with a revolutionary message. This Happy Day or Matiček’s Wedding was the work of ...

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                  An Uprising Under the Alps

                  These days, Tolmin is a quiet, almost sleepy town in the foothills of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. In the early 18th century, however, it was the site of a peasant revolt that left an impact far beyond the town itself. The rebellion began when the local authorities introduced new taxes on meat and wine. The local farmers already had trouble making ...

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                    In 1821, Ljubljana Became The Center Of The World

                    In the early 19th century, Ljubljana was a small Hapsburg town of around 20,000 people. For a few months in 1821, however, heads of state from around Europe briefly made Ljubljana the center of international politics and diplomacy. Between January and May of that year, Ljubljana was the venue for the second congress of the Holy Alliance, which united most ...

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