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Latvian Literature

From the origins to the 18th century The history of Latvian literature begins with the vast heritage of oral culture represented by the dainas, popular songs, which were sung in the pagan Baltia (Baltic cultural and linguistic area), in Livonia as in Lithuania, before Europe saw the birth of troubadours, the Minnesänger, Dante and G.… Read More »

Latvia History

Prehistory The oldest archaeological finds in Latvia date from the end of the preboreal era, ie. 9000s BC The people lived by hunting and fishing and buried their dead in large tombs. The beginning of the Younger Stone Age (c. 4000 BC) is characterized by pottery from the so-called narra culture, which also occurs in… Read More »