Tradition & History

Archaeological excavations restarted in Mohács

The excavation of one of the mass graves at the site of the Battle of Mohács has begun.

When complete, the results of the excavation will be presented in an interactive exhibition, the Danube-Drava National Park Directorate announced.

In 1960 and 1976, the excavation and partial archeological examination of the five previously found mass graves related to the Battle of Mohács were carried out by archaeologists and anthropologists. The bones were then preserved and reburied for later examination.

The renewed excavation and scientific study of the third grave at the memorial site began this week and will include the opening of the grave, the separation and classification of skeletons, anthropological morphological examination, and the recovery of archaeological artifacts.

The purpose of the excavation is for the heroic soldiers to receive final respects in a dignified manner half a millennium after the battle. The planned interactive exhibit of the Mohács National Memorial will implement the latest anthropological, archaeological and historical research and be done in the spirit of national reverence.

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