living history event
Living History or Back to the Middle Ages!
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Hattin 2023 will take place!
It is possible that the event will be postponed
by one day, to July 6-8th. Please follow any possible changes on the project website.
The Battle of Hattin: This year marks the 836th anniversary for one of the most significant and life-changing battles in the Middle Ages. Every year historical re-enactment group «Regnum Hierosolymitanum» (Jerusalem Kingdom) feign this epopoeia in the authentic landscape and conditions, similar to the original environment of this battle.
This project also represents the academical study of the experimental archeology of the battlefields. But beyond that, each participant can find his own self actualization in this project .
Peep into the past, in order to see the present, renew the process to affect the conclusion,
get through the event to…
Hour by hour, mile by mile, battle by battle, word by word, we are going through the last two days in the history of the Jerusalem Kingdom. The emotional intension of this drama and its impact goes far beyond the Middle Ages and in one way or another is still experienced by all the participants of the Great Symphony, that vibrates in the Holy Land for ages.
And the characters… each hero is worth the saga.
We will lose ourselves in that wonderful times, when the human art is not replaced by the collective trade, when shouting from a distance is considered unworthy, when the absolute loyalty and absolute liability are not the abstract concepts, when the kingdoms are ventured for the Fair Lady, when witches are strategic weapons, curse is a force and the Lost Paradise seems so close…
Welcome to the Middle Ages, dude!
Save the Horns of Hattin! Defend the heritage site!
This year, like the year before, historical reenactment of the Battle of Hattin forms a part of the public protest against the destruction of Biblical site that was lucky to stand undisturbed during the last 19 centuries.
In January 2015, the employees of State Council for Real Estate Development made a fateful decision to build a new town for 2500 residential units on the fields south to the Horns of Hattin. With a scratch of the pen, they became part of the history and paved their straight road to hell. The petty bureaucrats with Napoleon complex, they tarnished our society and our country with disgrace forever. This decision was made in spite of the enlightened public opinion and the opinion of academic world and professionals, of local citizens and farmers, of history and historical geography admirers. This decision is nothing but political. It reveals moral degradation and the symptoms of terrible disease our society and our state caught recently .
We are more than aware of the housing problem in our country...
However, we recognize other problems as well, like the destruction of historical landscape and thus destruction of our connection to future generations.
We address to the Prime Minister and all the responsible authorities to avoid hasty decision and to find an alternative to build the town. The echo of Eternity must prevail over the party officials, bureaucrats and contractors!
Each and every people or country live carry the moral imperative to save the global heritage sites under their jurisdiction.
We call for those who are still in doubt to join our project and back our protest.Reenactors of other historical periods and role playing movement participants! We call for everyone who can to join us on July 1st and back our action. Arrive dressed and see the last battle of the Kingdom of Jerusalem!
We call for our guests - bring posters and protest messages.
The dozers are coming…
Protest group on Facebook:
Hail warriors and good people of East and West!
We are calling in for Salah Ad-Din's dime! Talking nowadays, we start a crowdfunding project for the Battle of Hattin reenactment event. Even if you can not join Guy de Lusignan's or Salah Ad-Din's banner, you can still buy yourself off with scutage and consider yourself a part of it! We make the History live! While we're marching the Battle is not finished and its result is unknown.