Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A man spent 24 hours living in Iron Age conditions, using 2000-year-old technology to grind flour from wholemeal.

Most people take relaxing holidays, but Toni Genov decided to try something a little different when he visited The Land of Legends, an open-air museum in Lejre, Denmark.

Turning up on May 31, the 23-year-old changed into simple robes and set about day-to-day tasks like carrying pails of water and using spears to cook over an open fire.

Then at the end of the day, Toni had to make his way through the near pitch-black countryside to make his way back to his hut, which had been constructed around 0AD.

Pretty much all modern technology was removed from Toni’s life for the day, apart from a machine that was almost 1700-years-old to grind wholegrains into flour for the daily bread.

Toni said: “My biggest struggle was how disconnected I felt.

“I am so used to being instantly in touch with my friends and the whole world. Losing that was the most difficult part.

“The best part was the feeling of community.

“We all worked and spent time together.

“At the end of the day we gathered around the fire and sang songs and told stories.

“It was amazing to feel this kind of human connection after just a day. I wish we could do more of that in our everyday life.”