Not far from Aizpute a unique site is being prepared – a living centre of history and culture. This will be a replica of an ancient Curonian farm known as Bandava in honour of the old Couronian land. The object will allow visitors to work with ancient crafts, to practice the art of war, to organise events, festivals and concerts in commemoration of ancestors, and to learn a bit about an essential part of Latvian history. The inspiration came from a saga written by Viking explorer Egil Skallagrimsson about his adventures in Kurzeme. With the help of archaeological discoveries, buildings and fortifications are being erected in the village in accordance with what they looked like centuries ago. This is a breathing location at which you, too, can touch history with our own hands.