A medieval cellar was found on the outskirts of Budapest

Hungarian version of the article: Középkori pincére bukkantak Budapest határában

May 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM

On the border of Budakalász and the Barát stream, in addition to several prehistoric finds, the remains of a medieval cellar have also been found. The cellar may have belonged to the medieval village of Kissing, and probably dates back to the 13th century.

In the investment of the Budapest Public Utilities, a dam was built on the border of Budakalász, when, in addition to traces of several archeological cultures, a medieval cellar was excavated, according to a publication from the Budapest History Museum. The excavation of the area was carried out by experts from the Hungarian National Museum and the Budapest History Museum.

Remains of a medieval cellar were found during the construction of the dam (Source: Olivér Kovács / Budapest History Museum)

In addition to the Neolithic and Iron Age pits on the north bank of the Barát Creek, the experts also excavated the rather high walls of the cellar, about two meters long. They also found the remains of a wooden structure attached to the building, which was presumably a roof to protect the building’s expiration, the statement reads. Although the superstructure belonging to the cellar was unfortunately not found, it certainly had a part above the walking level. Based on the finds found in the cellar, the experts found that the building was built in the 13th – 15th centuries.

As it is written, near the cellar that has just been excavated lies the ruin of a church called the Puszta Church, about which Rómer Flóris wrote in the 19th century. The decaying walls were built into a villa in the 20th century. We know of this church that it was the church of the medieval town of Kissing, so it is almost certain that the cellar also belonged to this town.

The full article can be read here.

Source: regeszet.aquincum.hu

Cover photo: Medieval cellar unearthed on the outskirts of Budapest (Photo: Olivér Kovács / Budapest History Museum)

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