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Excavation campaign 2008

Now that the excavations at the corner tower have been completed we will concentrate on the surrounding area as well as the extension of the northern estate wall.

Grabung 2008
Shards and bones

Directly outside the estate wall a patch covered with shards and bones has been found. This strongly indicates that the residents of the estate discarded their trash by simply tossing it over the wall. This is a particularly lucky find for an archeologist.

Additionally, there is an indication of another building about 1 meter (approx. 3 feet) north of the corner tower. Very little is, as yet, known about this building since only one corner and a very small part of the building have been touched so far. One thing is certain, this building had already been taken down in antique times, probably in connection with building the estate wall.

Excavation 2008
New building
Excavation 2008
New building

This building, the former use of which is still totally unknown, will be excavated over the next several years.

Excavations are carried out exclusively by volunteer members of the society under the supervision of the head of the museum.