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Projecto Estela
The writing of Southwest Iberia is the oldest of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, possibly invented around the 8th century B.C. There- fore, this is probably one of the earliest writing sys- tems in Europe. It is also a surprising phenomenon since it shows the in uence of the eastern Mediter- ranean area, only explainable by an ancient Phoeni- cian presence in the Western extreme of the Iberian Peninsula. However it is yet to be proved how the ar- tefacts depicting this writing appear in places where the Phoenician in uence is not so strong.
Besides, this writing system is yet to be fully decoded. This task is dif cult to accomplish because there aren’t many examples and there is still a lot of research to be done.
The aim of Projecto Estela is both to the de- velop research on this matter and to promote different actions in order to disseminate all that concerns this type of writing system (such as conferences, educa- tional activities and exhibitions, among others).
Projecto Estela also establishes partnerships with other cultural institutions.
Projecto Estela
Phone: (+351) 968995197
E-mail: Website:
Main contact person: Dr. Pedro Barros
The Radovljica Municipality Museums/ Muzeji radovljiške občine
The Baroque manor in the old part of Radovljica houses the Apiculture Museum with a rich tradition of the Slo- venian apiculture, which is famous for its well-known beekeepers,andtheTownMuseumwithapermanent collection of life and work of Anton Tomaž Linhart, the Enlightenment historian and the  rst Slovenian dram- atist (1756–1795) who originated from Radovljica.
The historical town centre of Radovljica includes the burger’s Šivec House – an important monument of the late Gothic architecture, with an art gallery, a permanent illustration collection and a wedding hall.

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