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OGNISKO LECTURE: Palus Samartica – the Polish Sarmatians

October 30 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

| £15 (£6) including glass of wine

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‘Who were the Polish Sarmatians and what relevance do they have to Poland today? This is the question that Prof Krzysztof Koehler, director of Poland’s Book Institute and the popular TV station, TVP Kultura, ingeniously tries to discover in his new book – and talk at Ognisko Polskie on 30th October. It all comes down to a quest for origins. The Sarmatians were peoples of Iranian ancestry, originally from Central Asia, who migrated to the Ural Mountains between the 6th-4th centuries BC, later settling in present-day southern Russia and the Balkans. During the 15th and 16th centuries there was a European-wide need for finding ancestors from Antiquity. Due to the historic heritage of the Sarmatians, they were recognised as the subsequent heirs to the Polish nobility.’ (Ognisko)

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Date:
October 30, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£15 (£6) including glass of wine
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Website:
http://www.ogniskopolskie.org.uk/events/lecture-series-october-palus-samartica.aspx

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Ognisko Polskie
55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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Website:
http://www.ogniskopolskie.org.uk/