12th Century Suburb Discovered Beneath Downtown Prague

In an article for the November/December 2005 issue of Archaeology, Nick Holdsworth looks at recent excavations in downtown Prague that have revealed a previously unknown suburban area of the city that was built in the second half of the 12th century.

The huge excavation project being undertaken by Archaia, a nonprofit independent archaeological partnership, has already uncovered five million pieces of pottery, glass and ceramics belonging to residents of the suburban area. They have also found a Romanesque palace and other stone and wooden structures.