Ptuj castle and surroundings, Slovenia

Ptuj Castle stands on a hill above the city center of Ptuj. The view from the castle gives us a view of Ptuj and its surroundings and Lake Ptuj. Artifacts found on the castle hill prove that it has been continuously inhabited since the Early Stone Age. Around 1000 BC there was a fortified building site on the castle hill, as evidenced by the undamaged settlement sides. In the Younger Iron Age, it was the time of the migration of the Celts to the east, who also left behind some remains (graves). The prehistoric settlement was replaced by Roman fortifications, followed by a late antique refuge, followed by an early-medieval Old Slavic building site and burial ground. In the 9th century, there was a defensive tower of the Salzburg church lords on this site.

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