Vipava Things to Do
This is one thing you wouldn't expect to find in a place like this. Usually you see this kind of stuff in museums. Here in Vipava, you can see two genuine egyptian sarcophaguses on the local graveyard. The fact they ended up here is, that in Vipava born Anton Lavrin (1789-1869) was long time general consul of Austria in Egyipt. He recieved these two sarcophaguses as a gift when he left Egypt.
They date back to 4. & 5. Egyptian dinasty (26. & 25. century BC!) and were found near Chephrens pyramid at Giza. Left one belonged to curtier Raver, the right one probably belonged to princ Junmin, son of pharao Mikerin. Now the Lavrin's son and parents are burried in these sarcophaguses.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Vipava Off The Beaten Path
Vipavski Kriz isn't to far off the main town of Vipava. It's a poor man's Italian hill town. Very quiet except for the cats mulling about. Didn't notice any wine cellars here but worth a 20 minute stop if you're in the neighborhood.