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A short history of Latvia

A SHORT HISTORY OF LATVIA Based on a text of Raimonds Cerūzis, The Latvian Institute Legendary History The territory known today as Latvia has been inhabited since 9000 BC. In the first half of 2000 BC, the proto-Balts or early Baltic peoples arrived. This era became famous as a trading crossroads. The ‘route from the Vikings to the Greeks’ mentioned in ancient chronicles stretched from Scandinavia through Latvian territory along the river Daugava to the Ancient Russia and Byzantine Empire. Latvia’s coast was known as…

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