Archaeologists may have found a medieval cemetery in the 11th district

Hungarian version of the article: Középkori temetőre bukkanhattak a régészek a XI. kerületben

April 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Among the prehistoric traces, the staff of the Budapest History Museum presumably found medieval burials next to Budafoki street in Újbuda. Traces of Stone Age finds and buildings have been found in the area before, now the former cemetery of the village of Kocsola, which was destroyed in the Middle Ages, has probably been found.

The experts of the Budapest History Museum carry out an archeological observation prior to the investment in the 11th district, next to Budafoki street, a total of 5333 square meters. To help the fast and smooth work, some parts are already being surveyed, say the Budapest Historical Museum on the archeological portal

According to the report, the Middle Neolithic (i.e. Neolithic) period is most intensely present in the area, which is not surprising because in prehistoric times people settled almost everywhere near the Danube from time to time. Pile wells belonging to Neolithic structures were also found in this area, as well as some ceramic material from the excavated pits. The location of the objects testifies to the fact that the northern edge of the settlement, which we got to know in 2019, was captured.

The skeletal tombs are oriented west-east, presumably of medieval origin (Photo:

The appearance of prehistoric relics was thus to be expected, but the researchers were surprised by the less than a dozen burials that had almost crept into the traces of Neolithic settlement. The skeletal tombs are oriented to the west-east, and can be dated to the Middle Ages on the basis of poor finds. As some objects in the village of Kocsola, previously barely known from the sources, have been identified just south of the current area, it can be assumed that the cemetery of this settlement, which did not survive the end of the Middle Ages, has now been found.

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Cover photo: Archaeologists found the cemetery of Kocsola village (Photo:

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