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Archaeologists have discovered the death site of the founder of the Holy Roman Empire


The supposed place of death of Emperor Otto I the Great (936-973), founder of the Holy Roman Empire, was discovered by archaeologists from the State Office for the Protection of Monuments and Archeology of Saxony-Anhalt. Otto I the Great is considered the defender of Christendom, and one of the most significant periods is his victory over the pagan Magyars in 955 AD.

Excavations have been carried out on the site of the former imperial palace and rich Benedictine monastery in Memleben since 2017. New evidence of the emperor’s habitation turned out to be the remains of the foundation of a stone structure dating back to the 10th-11th centuries.

The chronicles specify that the heart of Otto the Great was buried the night after his death in the Church of St. Memleben, writes Arkeonews.

Earlier, archaeologists in Peru found ancient burials in the south of the country. The age of the tombs is about 2900 years. More details read the material Public News Service.

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