Přerov plans to restore the wall to full working order, and install a replica gazebo above ground, providing a shady oasis for visitors to the Comenius Museum.
Přerov plans to restore the wall to full working order, and install a replica gazebo above ground, providing a shady oasis for visitors to the Comenius Museum. Image: palickap Wikimedia CC BY 3.0

Massive walls of Moravian castle unearthed in the city of Prerov in the Czech Republic

The walls are believed to date back to Slavonic Age of nearly a millennium ago. They shed light on how royals sought to guard a medieval trade route in the Moravian Gate valley.

The discovery came during the controversial partial demolition of one dozen burgher houses dated between 15th and 16th Centuries a stone throw away from Prerov Chateau, which houses the Museum of Jan Amos Komenský – or “Comenius” – on the town’s cobbled Upper Square, atop a good-sized hill. Archaeologists knew that the museum was possibly standing on the ruins of an older castle and this discovery confirms the theory.

To read more on the layers of landscape heritage of Prerov, log on to Radio Prague International.

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