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A crosier from the territory of the Veszprémvölgy convent
A crosier from the territory of the Veszprémvölgy convent

Author(s): András Fülöp, András Koppány
Subject(s): Archaeology, Architecture, History of Church(es), Local History / Microhistory, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: The Virgin Mary nunnery; Veszprémvölgy; archaeology; monuments;

Summary/Abstract: The Virgin Mary nunnery in Veszprémvölgy was one of the earliest founded convents in Hungary. It was established by (Saint) Stephen I (1000 – 1038). Veszprémvölgy (vallis Wespremiensis), after which the convent got its name, was the medieval name of the valley of the Séd stream flowing west of the town of Veszprém. At present it flows through the inner city of Veszprém. The foundation deed of the convent is an oft’ cited and debated source in Hungarian historiography since it shed light on a period, the age of the foundation of the Hungarian state, a time from which very few written documents have been preserved. Archaeological excavations were conducted in the territory of the convent by Gyula Rhé in the 1930’s yielding only a few evaluable results. The unearthed walls were reconstructed according to contemporary standards of monument protection. Since then, they deteriorated so badly that conservation became necessary. At the same time, the reconstruction of the baroque church, built in the area of the convent in the second half of the 18th century, also had to be tackled.

  • Issue Year: 55/2004
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 115-135
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English