Artists protest against garages at Bratislava Castle

THE SOS Bratislavský hrad civic organisation held a concert in Bratislava to point at excavation and construction plans around Bratislava Castle on April 22.

(Source: TASR)

“I came here out of panic because I can’t believe that we would be able to act so uncivilised,” actor Martin Huba told the Denník N daily, “that we will be able to pour concrete on artefacts which are thousands years old.”

The reconstruction of the Bratislava Castle has evoked much controversy, with rare findings uncovered during the construction of underground parking lot complicating the course of work. Speaker of Parliament Peter Pellegrini has instructed expedited formation of an expert committee composed of archaeologists, architects and restorers to assess fundamental issues related to archaeological discoveries and construction activities at the Castle.

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However, some 12 hours of discussion on March 17 failed to resolve the future of excavation and construction plans around Bratislava Castle. Experts consider the archaeological site on the northern terrace of Bratislava Castle to be of high quality, and they called for better protection via fencing around the area. They also agreed that the excavations should be exhibited on the site where they were found.

The commission subsequently recommended to accelerate renovating the findings under the castle courtyard and the northern terrace. It however, did not agree on what to do with the planned underground garages the SITA newswire reported.

Parliament said that concert surprised it because during the discussions also SOS Bratislavský hrad agreed that no artefact was damaged or destroyed and parliament adopted measures to prevent any further harm.

“SOS Bratislavský hrad is manipulating with facts and improperly rallying the public,” reads the parliament’s statement.

 

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