The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100-1600 - Jan Klápště

The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100-1600 - Jan Klápště

Churches, Monasteries and Cemeteries

The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100-1600 - Jan Klápště

Jan Klápště [+-]
Charles University
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Jan Klápšte is a professor at the Department of Archaeology at the Charles University in Prague.

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Around 1100, burial grounds began to be attached to churches. The parish network was gradually stabilised. From St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle to small village churches, archaeology has accumulated a large amount of knowledge. A surprising theme in archaeology of monastic houses is their gradual construction, which reflects their economic fortunes. The archaeology of burial grounds includes also the archaeology of minorities. Among the results available, attention is drawn to the burial grounds of Anabaptists in south Moravia, which provide information on this sect through their location in the landscape and through simple burial rites. The excavation of the Jewish cemetery in the New Town of Prague was one of the largest enterprises of its type in Europe.

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Klápště, Jan . Churches, Monasteries and Cemeteries. The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100-1600. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 75-96 Jun 2016. ISBN 9781845536336. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24726. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24726. Jun 2016

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