A significant quantity of archaeological material has been found at the tell of Zámeček (the name means "small castle", "château"), settlement layers of which have been estimated to date from about 3,000 BC. For this reason this place has become known as the "Slovakian Troy".
The sculpture of Venus of Hradok
A famous find was a neolithicfigurine of a sitting woman, which was dubbed Hrádocká Venuša, or the Venus of Hradok. "Venus" is an umbrella term used in archaeology for objects of this type. The figurine was depicted on Slovakia's two-koruna coin. In 1997 a statue by Jaroslav Gubric was erected at Hradok, an enlarged copy of the figurine.