Archaeological field survey

In the photographs, you can see the extent of previously unknown buildings – a cellar with corridor to the courtyard, an outside drainage trough on the north side leading, surprisingly, through a shaft in the wall to the cellar, from where the water was expelled through a trough in the floor onto the southern slope. The foundations of a rectangular building were found behind the western fortification wall, whose corner is close to the original fort. As well as a number of wall remains on the northern side of the original fort, whose connection to the fort must first be investigated, the largest underground newly discovered objects are a number (probably) of cellars above which there must have been further floors.

The survey began on 20 April 2011 and will continue for as long as necessary at the same time as construction work on the site takes place.

The archaeological field survey inside the fort began in the spring of 2009.

10 pits were dug under the current fort floor. The survey confirmed the existence of overground sections of the building and a fortification wall of the younger mediaeval site, of which we had previously only known about the preserved cellars. According to the preserved wall remains, we now also know that the overground room above the cellar was also vaulted. At the entrance to this room, parts of the sandstone lining and doorstep have been preserved, and even some of the original tiles have been preserved in the corner of the floor.  In two pits, the survey confirmed the existence of an even older mediaeval building, preliminarily dated to the first half of the 14th century.