Simonas Daukantas Courtyard at Vilnius University Old Campus



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Simonas Daukantas was one of the first authors to start forming the concept of an ethnic Lithuanian nation and its cultural history. The first book on the history of Lithuania “The Deeds of Ancient Lithuanians and Samogitians” was written by Simonas Daukantas (1793-1864) in 1822 while he was still studying at Vilnius University

The larger part of the premises in this courtyard belongs to the Faculty of Philology. The Institute of Foreign Languages is located here too

“Domus Philologiae” with the lobby of Muses on the first floor of the east wing is decorated by a fresco created by Rimtautas Gibavičius in 1969


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2018

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