Pozabljeno bohinjsko zlato


Conclusions and key responses

I have to say that during writig my book something strange happened to me. I was »forced« to go to the ancient locations where I found many smelting places, unknown yet. Was I led by spirits of iron makers?

At the end Iwas rewarded by finding an ancient bloom. I recognized that the history of the place between the Adriatic and the Alps is still open.


Reconstruction of iron age furnace. Bottom of the furnace with sand stone and some schaft remains; scheme of furnace with the slag found on bottom stones.

Pozabljeno bohinjsko zlato

Bloom found at Dunaj near village Jereka with marks of final shaping


Slag from tapping and bloom (5 kg), near the river Sava, Early Middle Age


The two main recognitions

Archeologist Peter Crew from Snowdonia National Park Study Centre, Wales, GB :

"Very many thanks for the copy of your magnificant book. I am very pleased to have this work. The illustrations are excellent. I especially like the reconstruction drawing on page 26 ..... The bloom is most interesting, shows very clear where the bloom has been held in big tongs for the final shaping. We have examples like this, but not so clear."

This is a wonderful coincedence. The bloom which has waited his finder from Iron Age has found his cousins on the British islands. This is a proof that from the Alps up to Wales the same technology was used in that time.

Venetologist, p. Ivan Tomažič from Wien (slov. Dunaj ) in Austria :

" I was glad to receive your book. It is excellent and precious contribution not only to the history of Bohinj but also to the Slovene ethnogenesis."

Ivan Tomažič was among Slovenian venetologists (Matej Bor, Joško Šavli).

Crew_Early Ironworking in Europe

Snowdonia National Park, Wales, Study Center, GB












Tomažič_Slovenske korenine

The settlement of Veneti brought Urnfield culture to the present-day Slovenia around 1000 B.C.








The Venetic inscription is understood by Slovenian,

but no Latin or Italian speaker.