The archaeological observation on Pünkösdfürdő Street began at the end of September, during which the image of a previously unknown site of several periods unfolded - this was reported by archaeologist Dávid Kraus on the website

From the article, it can be learned that on the land on the border of Békásmegyer and Csillaghegy, during the modern filling, spots of excavations of the archaeological age were found. In the course of the excavation, artefacts indicating a prehistoric and migration-era settlement, as well as a Roman presence, were also found.

The oldest settlement is evidenced by two Late Bronze Age (urnfield culture, BC: 1200-900) excavations. In addition to the beautifully polished, handmade ceramic fragments, an intact bronze awl was also found. The Celts who lived here at the end of the Iron Age left behind two deep storage pits, in which fragments of rolled pottery were found, reports

The writing also reveals that there were villas in the area in the Roman era, as evidenced by a large carved limestone block and a small bronze coin from that period. Pieces of Roman roofing tiles and bricks were also found in large numbers from the pits and houses of the migration-era Avars here.

Bone needle holder and contents (Photo:

The object containing the most beautiful finds is a grave of a woman from the early Avar period, i.e. from the 6th-7th century. Most of the items of clothing remained in their place, although robbers could rob the upper body of the deceased as early as the Avar age. The lady had a string of glass pearls around her neck, a bronze ring on her temple, and a bronze ring on her right hand. On her left side, an iron knife and a bronze key from the Roman period hung on a thick bronze chain.

In the same place, remains suggestive of a leather bag were found, in which the two bone tubes found underneath could have been. One of them must have been a needle holder, because the restorers found the iron needle wrapped around the thread intact in it, according to the report published on 19 October on the archaeology portal of the BHM.

The full article can be read here (in Hungarian).


Cover photo: ​Archaeologists have found previously unknown sites of several periods (Photo: