Serbs or Sorbs
What's the difference?
The Sorbs are an ethnic minority group living in parts of eastern Germany, but also in Australia and Texas (Wends of Texas) , and are more closely related to Serbs (Serbia) than to Germans.
The historical facts show that majority of Sorbs or Wends had already lived in the provinces Saxony and Brandanbug around 5th century when Vibus Sequester found them and wrote : "Albis Germanie Suevis a Cerveciis dividit: mergitur im oceanum!" (translation: The river Elbe devides Germans from Serbs and flows to the ocean). The Serbs once spread across the European continent but archeological findings tell they were present in North Africa and Asia as well.
The origin of the Serbs has been misinterpreted even by the experts in the field of historical science mostly because of the false belief that they had begun inhabiting the Balkans in the 6th century AD coming from the Carpathian mountain region. That false fact was based on only one sentence that is believed to had been written by the Byzantine emperor Konstantin Porfirogenet. What was notified by Porfirogenet was probably a migration of a small tribe from north moving down toward the Balkans which was so common in the past before the big national corps were formed. On the contrary, ancient chronological documents are replete with the facts about Serbian presence on the European continent dating back as far as the earliest history known. The archeological findings of different artifacts such as pottery, jewelry, tombs, even entire villages, etc., have been found at the archeological sight called Lepenski Vir, Serbia. The most significant discovery for those interested in linguistics ,though, is the ancient alphabet from 5-6 millennium B.C. ranked by Pesic, an outstanding Serbian paleolinguist , to be the oldest known by far.
It appears that Lepenski Vir is not the only location in Serbia that keeps attracting archeologists - the newest dug-outs at few other locations tell stunning stories about the European past.
Sorbs (Wends) from Germani and Serbs from Serbia both speak Serbian language with only slight differences. The author of this writing is Serbian native (born on the Balkans) and still can read beautiful Sorbish poetry with no difficulties. That certainly testifies that those two languages belong to the same family tree, to say the least. Both Serbs and Sorbs have remained faithful totheir ancient Serbian culture and tradition despite of the historical turmoils that had been very harsh on them. One such tradition dating back beforeChristian era is the Easter eggs beeswax decorating technique preserved by both Serbs and Sorbs as it's presented by the videos bellow.
Bellow, a Sorbian artist is decorating Easter eggs using an ancient beeswax technique.
In the following videos 2 Serbian families (Serbia) show the traditional batik Easter eggs decoration technique with the beeswax.