Bojna - History

History

In nearby forest there are remnants of pre- Great Moravian inhabitation (locality called Valy) where ancient artifacts from the era of Christianization of Slovakia were found, notably 6 gold-coated plaquettes of Italian origin (the region of Aquileia) from the beginning of the 9th century. The artifacts prove Christianization efforts in the area before arrival of St. Cyril and Methodius in 862. The artifacts are displayed in Ponitrianske múzeum of Nitra. Local museum was opened in August 2007. Valy locality is currently being researched by an international archaeologist team.

The village itself was first mentioned in 1424, though an incorporated settlement Malé Dvorany was first mentioned in the end of the 12th century.

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