Ancient vessel from fifth century BC discovered near Jičín

Archaeologists have discovered around 40 fragments of an ancient vessel dating to the fifth century BC in the village of Milovice near Jičín at the construction site of the D35 motorway.

The vessel, which was found at a former settlement from the Celtic period. According to archaeologists, it was adorned with figurative motifs and was most likely imported there from the Mediterranean.

According to archaeologists, only a few fragments of the so-called red-figure vase paintings were found on the territory of Czechia to date.

Other objects, including fragments of iron tools, stone mills and grinding wheels were also discovered at the site.

Author: Ruth Fraňková