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 HozelecFinding 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 Read more 

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

Mushroom picker finds precious helmets from late Bronze Age Read more 

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

Archaeologists found treasure from the Bronze Age Read more 

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 Read more 

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 Read more 

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

Archaeologists found treasure of silver Celtic coins Read more 

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 Read more 

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 Read more 

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 Read more 

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

Slovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya Read more 

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