The subject of the requested grant is the oldest group of architectural monuments on Prague Castle, which is the church of the Virgin Mary, the basilica of St. George and the rotunda of St. Vitus. We plan a detailed revision of the preserved documentation, the archaeological source corpus and also of the finding situation in the ground, so far as it is preserved. Further we want to apply some hitherto unexperienced methods (analysis of the wall structure, its mortar and plaster analysis and scientific analyses of organical material). The presentation by means of a publication that should sum up the current state of knowledge of the source material and make it accessible for further scientific evaluation. The publication should try to define more clearly the position of the oldest churches on Prague Castle within the context of the oldest Czech architecture (Levý Hradec, Budeč) and to trace its larger Central European relations.
The religious architecture of Prague Castle in the 9th and 10th century
• (Principal) Investigator:
PhDr. Jan Frolík, CSc.
• identification number:
Prague Castle - religious architecture - Middle Ages - Our Lady church - St. George basilica