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A book was written in Debrecen about Kerény, the lactose-sensitive Avar knight – with a video
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Published on October 21, 2021 17:50 | Updated: 21/10/2021 18:10
Debrecen – The volume related to the extremely successful 2019 exhibition was published under the auspices of the Déri Museum under the title The Rider of the Kagan.
Kerény, the Avar armored rider, came to life at the 2019 temporary exhibition of the Déri Museum. In the tomb excavated two years earlier, the lamellar armor of the warrior who lived in the 7th century was also found. His facial reconstruction and life-size model were made using state-of-the-art methods.
“This is an archaeological sensation, as we do not know the armor from the early Avar period in such a complete way,” pointed out Lajos Kósa, the parliamentary representative of Fidesz-KDNP.
The Avar armored rider was on display again today at the Déri Museum, as the book related to the exhibition was presented. The volume presents the find, the examinations and the exhibition. It contains illustrative and photographic documentation, and of course we can read many interesting things that were not revealed in the exhibition.
“For example, we can find out how Kerény’s saddle cover, saddle and face were made of felt,” said János Dani, deputy director of archeology at the Déri Museum.
The book also reveals that Kerény’s eyes were brown, ate mainly cereals, and studies suggest that he was lactose sensitive.