Moravské zemské muzeum
Národní muzeum

The Bronze Age (2 000 – 800 years BP) is presented in two chronological

parts. At the end of Lower Bronze Age, represented with the Věteřov

group in Moravia (1 650 – 1 500 years BP), the middle Danube region

including Moravia gets to the north-western periphery of advanced urban

civilizations of south-eastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

Specifi c artefacts from fortifi ed settlements near Blučina (distr. Brnocountry)

and Věteřov (distr. Hodonín) – fi rst of all bone and antler objects

decorated with engraved Mycenaean wavy line and a unique fi nd of

the so-called bread idol – bear witness of contacts of the Věteřov group

with this milieu. In the Upper and Late Bronze Age (1 300 – 800 years

BP), South Moravia is part of the Middle Danubian Urnfi eld Culture.

The most important sites are the fortifi ed settlement and burial ground

in Brno-Obřany and a simple, open settlement near the today’s Lovčičky

(distr. Vyškov). The unique stylized bronze statuette of a horse is one of

the most remarkable fi nds. The bronze shin protector from Kuřim shows

the high level of metalsmith’s production and represents a unique example

of protective armour from the Late Bronze Age.

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