A civil success: Saving Szádvár

János Dobos, Viktor Gál, Viktória P. Horváth
2020 Hungarian archaeology  
Our community, the "Friends for Szádvár Association" (henceforth: Association) was born in 2006, as an internet forum connecting castle enthusiasts to save one of our decaying medieval castles. The choice of the founding members fell on Szádvár, in the municipality of Szögliget, in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Although in terms of its area Szádvár is the largest castle in Hungary, it remained almost unknown to the broader public as it is situated at the former border zone -it was closed to the
more » ... ublic, and the ruins were also inaccessible, overgrown by vegetation (Fig. 1) . This paper introduces the project of the Association and our results, and also tries to illuminate the questions how a community archaeology program started round fifteen years ago, and what are the problems to be faced by anyone who wishes to set out on a similar path.
doi:10.36338/ha.2020.1.8 fatcat:w3grf2du2bhhne327cvksqw47q