Record details

    Patinované křemencové balvany na třech pravěkých lokalitách Českého krasu
Statement of responsibility
    Václav Cílek
Other titles
    The quartzitic stones with brown patina found at three prehistoric sites of Bohemian Karst
    Zlatý kůň (Variant.)
    Cílek, Václav, jr.
Source title - serial
    Knihovna České speleologické společnosti
    Roč. 36
    s. 104-407
    1 fot., 10 bibl.
    Anglické resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Knih. Čes. speleol. Společ.
Subject group
    kámen stavební
Geographical name
    Neumětely (Beroun)
    Svatý Jan pod Skalou (Beroun)
    Tetín (Beroun)
    Vráž (Beroun)
Abstract (in english)
   The tombstone of legendary miraculous white horse Šemík in Neumětely is formed by a single large Ordovician boulder with brown patina and the nearby stone serving as the step to the belfry is of the same origin. Both stone are situated closely to the graveyard in presumed centre of Early Slavonic settelement. One of the enigmas associated with medieval Tetín Castle is the building material. The castle is located directly above limestone gorge, a place of later intensive quarrying, but many of the castle stones are again formed by the Ordovician quartzites which had to be brought from the distance of several kilometres. Beside several large quartzitic blocks were revealed above Early Slavonic graves of the former prehistoric settlement. Few remaining stones (others were probably broken as the building material) are now embodies to the wall of St. Catherine church. One Tetín stone is associated with folk legends according to which St. Ludmile was martyred above it.
   Two alike Ordovician quartzitic blocks were newly recognised in Svatý Jan pod Skalou, another place of Early Slavonic settlement (probably under the present church). One the stones serves as altar mensa in the St. Ivan s cave under the church. The other stone is associated with folk tales concerning the life of St. Ivan, the Hermit who prayed at the stone. The Baroque pilgrims used to kneel down at the stone and to touch the it with forehead. There is no doubt the stones from all three sites are manuports but their origin remains obscure - the Tetín finds suggest the stones were Early Slavonic tombstones or stelas
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    24. 10. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012