Between 2018-2021, the Archaeological Heritage Protection Directorate of the Hungarian National Museum conducted archaeological excavations at more than 30 sites all across Hungary. Not only new sites were brought to light during our excavations, but we also gained special insight into facets of our ancestors' lives spanning several centuries.

The cultural heritage of the Carpathian Basin is a treasure trove of exciting and fascinating stories ranging from the Prehistoric times to the Early Modern Period.

Episodes highlighting various archaeological periods of the Hernád Valley’s “cradle of life”, five additional excavation stories are presented from the southern shore of Lake Balaton, Győr and Nyergesújfalu, showcasing finds and stories from the Prehistoric, Roman and Migration Periods as well as the Middle Ages. Visitors can also take a peek into the conservators’ workshop, where most excavated finds are brought to be “reborn” so that each item can provide more information about its historical context and former owners. Although the excavations carried out in the Hernád Valley, Győr, Balatonszentgyörgy and Nyergesújfalu are merely blips on the greater archaeological map of the Carpathian Basin, they raise awareness of the fact that also the less compelling elements of the archaeological cultural heritage are often endangered and require protection, care, and proper excavation work. The finds displayed in this exhibition hold more than regional significance and can be interpreted in a greater European or even Eurasian context. Piece by piece, the results of scientific research contribute to creating a complete picture of our ancestors, as well as shaping our national identity.

NEOLITHIC

5600/5500–4500/4400 BC

BRONZE AGE

2900–800 BC

ROMAN PERIOD

49–422 

CONQUEST PERIOD

896–1000 

EARLY MODERN PERIOD

1526–1790

COPPER AGE

4500/4400–2900 BC

IRON AGE

800 BC–49 AD

MIGRATION PERIOD

422–896

MIDDLE AGES

1000–1526

The virtual exhibition entitled 'Archaeologist Stories' unfolds new chapters of history for the audience by highlighting recent results of archaeological research.
The excavations of the Archaeological Heritage Protection Directorate of the Hungarian National Museum may only be short entries in the history book of the Carpathian Basin, but by each new site, more and more is revealed about bygone centuries.

NEOLITHIC 5600/55004500/4400 BC

Early farmers of the Hernád Valley >>

BRONZE AGE 2900–800 BC

Bronze Age hillfort over the Hernád Valley >>

IRON AGE 800 BC–49 AD

 La Tène Period cemetery section at the foot of the Cserehát >>

ROMAN PERIOD 49–422

MIDDLE AGES 1000–1526

EARLY MODERN PERIOD 1526–1790

Relics from the Roman times to the Early Modern Period >>

MIGRATION PERIOD 422–896

A Late Migration Period village near Lake Balaton >>

CONQUEST PERIOD 896–1000

Conquerors of the Hernád Valley, part 2 >>

COPPER AGE 4500/4400–2900 BC

BRONZE AGE 2900–800 BC

<< Traces of ancient villages at Balatonszentgyörgy

IRON AGE 800 BC–49 AD

<< Scythian finds from the Hernád Valley

ROMAN PERIOD 49–422

MIDDLE AGES 1000–1526

EARLY MODERN PERIOD 1526–1790

<<In defence of Danubian crossings for two millennia

CONQUEST PERIOD 422–896

<< Imperial Period Germanic tribes at Garadna

CONQUEST PERIOD  896–1000

<< Conquerors of the Hernád Valley, part 1

<< How archaeological finds are reborn

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Graphics, reconstructions: József Bicskei, Ágnes Kazsóki, Mária Kovács

Photos: József Bicskei, Tamás Látos, László Pokorni

Curators: Szilvia Fábián (PhD), Szabolcs Czifra

Digital graphics: Karolina Taivainen

Virtual exhibition: Krisztina Farkas, Rita Kovács

Coordinator: Éva Kómár

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