New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle.

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Used as a propaganda tool by the Nazis and Soviets during the Second World War and Cold War, the remains of a 10th century male, unearthed beneath Prague Castle in 1928, have been the subject of continued debate and archaeological manipulation.


N. Saunders, J. Frolík & V. Heyd, Zeitgeist Archaeology: Conflict, Identity, and Ideology at Prague Castle, 1918–2018. Antiquity 93, no. 370: 1009–1025 (2019).

Period22 Aug 2019

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