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Burial Rite at a Churchyard Cemetery from the 11th-15th Centuries in Krásno in the Context of Contemporary Cemeteries in Slovakia

Burial Rite at a Churchyard Cemetery from the 11th-15th Centuries in Krásno in the Context of Contemporary Cemeteries in Slovakia

Burial Rite at a Churchyard Cemetery from the 11th-15th Centuries in Krásno in the Context of Contemporary Cemeteries in Slovakia

By Stanislava Gogova

Annales Universitatis Apulensis, Series Historica, Vol.8 (2004)

Introduction: The churchyard cemetery in Krásno (district of Partizánske) belongs to the sites that can widen the knowledge and deepen the information on medieval society, its development and life, to a remarkable extent. As far as its geography concerns, the site is situated on the headland of Chríb, which is the most northern promontory of the Tríbec hills. I would like to stop at the name of the place the site is situated – Chríb. We meet the name Chríb more quite frequently in cadastres of villages in the middle river Nitra basin. The village Sádok, which is 4.6 km far from Krásno, can serve as an example. Here, on a hilltop called Chríb, a rebuilt small Romanesque church and a medieval cemetery with gravestones are placed. The situation is analogical to that in Krásno.


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