Nitriansky Hrádok

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Nitriansky Hrádok is a district of a town of Šurany, Slovakia. This settlement was annexed to Šurany in 1976.[1]

Archaeological site[edit]

Excavations at Zámeček

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".[2][3]

The sculpture of Venus of Hradok

A famous find was a neolithic figurine 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.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of Šurany (Slovak, only History is in English as well)
  2. ^ a b A monument to Venus of Hradok
  3. ^ a b Slovenská Trója

Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 18°12′17″E / 48.06917°N 18.20472°E / 48.06917; 18.20472