Archaeological research

During the last years, the research of the Franciscan St. Catherine's Church and Monastery (so-called Katarínka) near the village of Dechtice has been focused mainly on the older history of the site, which predated the arrival of the Franciscan monks that were invited here by the owner of the estate Christopher Erdödy at the beginning of the 17th century.

The Gothic chapel that used to be here in the 15th century was probably used also at the beginning of the 17th century after the arrival of the Franciscans in 1619. Then it was gradually replaced by a larger church that better met the Franciscans’ needs.

Year 2012

The research was focused on the Gothic chapel that was localized exactly under the presbytery of the later Franciscan church. Our goal was to obtain as much details of the chapel’s history as possible, but we also did not avoid other objects of the research that concluded with conservation work.

The results of the archaeological research of St. Catherine's Monastery („Katarínka“) near the village of Dechtice »»
(Detailed report, Research in the summer of 2012, Slovak only)

Archaeology in the year 2012 »»
(News on the homepage)

Year 2011

In the summer 2011, archaeological excavation of the gothic chapel (the 15th - 17th century) that was situated under the ruin of franciscan St. Catherine's Church (the 17th - 18th century).

The results of the archaeological research of St. Catherine's Monastery („Katarínka“) near the village of Dechtice »»
(Research in the summer of 2011, Slovak only)

Year 2010

The archaeological research of St. Catherine's Monastery near the village of Dechtice was carried out in cooperation with the young volunteers of Katarínka. It resulted in some new findings and facts, in the acceptance of our hypotheses and also in other issues.

The archaeological research of St. Catherine's Monastery („Katarínka“) near the village of Dechtice »»
(Research in the summer of 2010, Slovak only)

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