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As the Sevnica castle dominates above Sava river, so has the nearby antique settlement Ajdovski gradec a very particular dominating position. The archeological park that we visited in our quest of Slovenia’s oldest, best etc. dates from the 5-6th century AD. It is the best researched and preserved late Roman and early Christian settlement and was at the time one of the largest early Christian centres in Alps and Danube area. The settlement sits on the top of the now overgrown hill with remnants of two small churches on the top, several buildings and fortification walls. One tries to imagine the life in those times and that place. It seems that it was a hiding place, a refuge.  The views across Sava river must have been great as well.  The arrival of our slavic ancestors would cease the life of Ajdovski gradec.

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