IAD Blog

September 10, 2019

IAD 2018: Celebrating 100 Years of the Czechoslovak Republic

by Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovník

Bronze Age burial mounds near Lány Castle

For IAD 2018 roughly 30 people attended a site visit to several Bronze Age burial mounds located in the forest close to Lány Castle, the summer residence of Czechoslovakian presidents. At the beginning of 20th century excavations were conducted at these mounds and the first Czechoslovak president, T. G. Masaryk, took an interest in the work and supported the archaeologists, not merely with money. He also periodically visited the excavations on his horse and reveled in the finds. Last year’s educational walk, which was hosted by archaeologists from the Muzeum T. G. M. Rakovník, revisited the site and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic.

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