Barbarian Graves at Prague-Zličín / The World of the Alive and Dead in the Migration Period

Barbarian Graves at Prague-Zličín / The World of the Alive and Dead in the Migration Period

Place:
Main Building

Date:
27. 5. 2015 – 14. 2. 2016

The exhibition will introduce the dramatic Migration Period in Bohemia. The main focus will be on the unique findings revealed during the research of the 5th century burial site uncovered in Prague-Zličín.

From 2005 to 2008, rescue archaeological research was carried out in connection with the construction of the residential area “Zličínský Dvůr” (Zličín Court) in Prague 5. First, it was performed by the City of Prague Museum and later by the Labrys Company. During the research, the entire burial site from the Migration Period was scrutinized and assigned to the “Vinařice” group which dates to the second and last thirds of the 5th century of the Common Era. There were 177 graves uncovered, making this burial site the largest necropolis from the Migration Period which has been explored in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in Central Europe.

The surviving parts of graves will be the most remarkable part of the exhibition. Although most of the graves have been plundered, the findings constitute an absolutely unique whole. The largest ever collection of luxurious glass vessels in our country was discovered; the majority of the acquired specimens were in excellent shape and truly are masterpieces. Items made of precious metals are not only of scientific importance but in many cases also of exceptional artistic and aesthetic significance.

Multimedia elements and 2D and 3D reconstructions will add to the original artefacts. A lavish book will be published in connection with the exhibition.

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