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Karaim Ethnographic exhibition

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Interesting piece of history

There are 3 small rooms in the museum dedicated to the history of the Karaites who came from... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2019
palawanismyhome
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
small but interesting

Pictures of fierce men and an eclectic collection of artifacts and documents. Something to do on... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Lynne S
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Winters, California
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Jul 1, 2019
“Interesting piece of history”
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“small but interesting”
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There are 3 small rooms in the museum dedicated to the history of the Karaites who came from Crimea. In the town there is still a Karaite community and you can tell their houses as the ends are by the road and have 3 windows.
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Pictures of fierce men and an eclectic collection of artifacts and documents. Something to do on your walk back to the bus station.
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I had hoped it would be open, especially since it records the history of this unique Jewish group brought from Crimea in the 14 century. They are still in town, although in very reduced numbers
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The Karai story is an interesting one, though there's not a lot to see in this small, four room museum. The displays are nicely presented and everything is identified in both Lithuanian and English. The nearby Karai house of worship was closed for renovations when I visited.
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Since Trakai is a historical centre of the Karaite people, this small museum should be one stop on your day in the town. There could always be more information, sure, but if you already know a little about the Karaites (from your guidebook or Wikipedia), you will discover a few
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