• is a project of reconstructing and using of historic/archaeological boats
  • is a project of presentation and promotion of cultural/archaeological heritage, first-hand experience of old crafts and the way of living of our ancestors
  • and  also, it is about the experience of, and having fun at, building and sailing old vessels

Since 2016, the institute Skupina STIK (Arheofakt), Institute for Underwater Archaeology and institute Škrateljc with other participants, are leading a project of reconstructing old vessels. This long-term project is presenting and promoting cultural/archaeological heritage through construction and usage of historical vessels. Each year the team will attempt to construct a vessel from a certain historical period using tools and techniques which are high-scale copies of the ancient originals. With our own experience, we are introducing to the public the way of life in the past. Also, the public is encouraged to get involved in the project – everyone is welcome to help build the boats and attend the many workshops and events that will be held during this time. Finally, when the vessels are ready, we send them for their maiden voyage on the river, lake or the sea and so the past becomes part of the contemporary life …


This year we will begin our journey in May. First we will join our colleagues from Czech Republic in their attempt to reach Crete from Athens with a logboat. The project is called Expedice Monoxylon III and it uses the reconstruction of a logboat from lake Brecciano in Italy from late stone age. The attempt tries to investigate the possibilities of the oldest Mediterranean navigation and spreading oldest agricultural societies through seaways. More about the expedition on its official website http://www.monoxylon.com/monoxylon-iii-en/.

In June, when we will return home to our Ljubljanica river we will take some time to repair our logboats – one roman and two prehistoric. Throughout the summer we will be taking care for them and then try to give them to all of you who want to experience Ljubljanica river out of the logboat. In meantime a lot of different experiencal archaeological workshops will take place – at home on Špica and in the center of Ljubljana.