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.