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10 Historic Hungarian Castles

sumeg castle

Kinizsi Castle Kinizsi Castle is a 14th century fortification, located in the village of Nagyvázsony in the Veszprém county. The castle was named after Pál Kinizsi, a Hungarian general in the service of King Matthias Corvinus. He was the Count of Temes from 1484 and Captain-General of the Lower Parts. He is famous for his…

Medieval Shipwreck found in Danube River

medieval shipwreck in danube river | Medieval Archives

Hungarian archaeologists have found what they believe may be an intact medieval shipwreck in the Danube river. Partially buried in mud and gravel near the riverbank at Tahitótfalu, some 18 miles north of Budapest, the flat bottom river wreck has yet to be excavated. A preliminary survey from the Argonauts Research Group in cooperation with…

Medieval open-air museum opens in Szigethalom

An open-air museum showcasing artifacts from medieval times opened in Szigethalom, a town 24 kilometers from Budapest, on July 14. According to mult-kor.hu, the opening of the permanent exhibition is the first step towards turning a 32-hectare former barracks area into a medieval village. Emese Park (European Medieval Settlement) is operated by the Őskultúra Alapítvány,…