The Battle for the Christmas tree
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The Battle for the Christmas tree

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Historical combat reenactment is a recreational activity re-creating (re-enacting) the aspects of warrior cultures from certain periods in history. The turbulent and often violent history of Estonia is perhaps best emphasized in the so-called "Eastern Viking Age" of 12th-13th century AD when the pagan tribes of modern day Estonia became active in raiding and pillaging their then-christian neighbours. The ancient warriors of Estonian matched the Scandinavian vikings from couple of centuries earlier in all but the name.

Combined with increasingly popular experimental archeology and "living history" groups, the re-enactment of their warlike ancestors is becoming increasingly popular past-time activity in modern Estonia.

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A: Great Coast Gate

Min Heo作, ここから30メートル

Great Coast Gate

B: Oleviste Church

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから170メートル

Oleviste Church

C: Oleviste Church Tower

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから180メートル

Oleviste Church Tower

D: Infonet AS

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから270メートル

Infonet AS

E: Infonet AS

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから270メートル

Infonet AS

F: Infonet AS

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから270メートル

Infonet AS

G: Old Tallinn

Vladimir Petrov作, ここから330メートル

Old Tallinn

H: Refilling the washer fluid

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから360メートル

Refilling the washer fluid

I: Office of AS Tallink Grupp

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから370メートル

AS Tallink Grupp is one of the largest passenger and cargo shipping companies in the Baltic Sea region.

Office of AS Tallink Grupp

J: Medieval Old Tallinn, Vene str.

Andrew Bodrov作, ここから420メートル

Medieval Old Tallinn, Vene str.

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