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Maribor Castle Being Awakened From Centuries-Long Slumber

Maribor, 25 January - Marchpurg Castle, a fortress from the Middle Ages located on a hill overseeing Slovenia's second largest city of Maribor, is being uncovered from the past by archaeologists in a project that is expected to conclude in 2012 with the opening of a open-air museum as part of the city's stint as the European Capital of Culture.

Maribor
Excavation works at the location of a 11th century castle above the city of Maribor.
Head of the project Mira Strmcnik Gulic.
Photo: Andreja Sersen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
Excavation works at the location of a 11th century castle above the city of Maribor.
Head of the project Mira Strmcnik Gulic and Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler.
Photo: Andreja Sersen Dobaj/STa

Maribor
Excavation works at the location of a 11th century castle above the city of Maribor.
Photo: Andreja Sersen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
Finds excavated at the location of a 11th century castle above the city of Maribor.
Photo: Andreja Sersen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
Finds excavated at the location of a 11th century castle above the city of Maribor.
Photo: Andreja Sersen Dobaj/STA

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