Slovakia's TOP 10 archaeological findings in 2018

Slovakia has still many treasures hidden underground, though 2018 was particularly generous to archaeologists. Here are the most significant findings.

Finding in Hozelec(Source: Oliver Ondráš, TASR)

10. The tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad revealed a board game in 2006, however, its significance was only confirmed after much research:

Ancient board game has no parallel in Europe

9. He went to pick mushrooms, and found treasure worth €60,000:

Mushroom picker finds precious helmets from late Bronze Age

8. 3000 year old leather was among the top precious Bronze Age discoveries this year:

Archaeologists found treasure from the Bronze Age

7. Relief-decorated shoulder boards made of bronze, part of a breastplate belonging to a prominent Greek warrior, could be stolen property:

Archaeologists find oldest Greek relic in Slovak area

6. A corridor vault was created by bricks that were mostly used in Poland, making it a rare find:

Archaeological research at Čičva castle revealed connecting corridor

5. 40 coins were found, containing the most precious coins that Celts minted, the so-called tetradrachms:

Archaeologists found treasure of silver Celtic coins

4. A local man found a unique Bronze Age dagger on the banks of the Slanec stream in Hriňová by coincidence:

Bronze Age dagger unearthed

3. The most interesting find in Fiľakovo was a Shia prayer disc that documents part of the town's history from the 16th and 17th century, when the town belonged to the Ottoman Empire:

Archaeological research in Fiľakovo brought about discoveries of European importance

2. Archaeologists in Šamorín found the remains of an ossuary from the 12th and 13th century near a Romanesque church under a meter of soil:

Precious Romanesque church reveals secret

1. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Mayan archaeology:

Slovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya

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