Archaeological discoveries in the Old Market Square in Czestochowa
During excavations carried out from 2007-2009 in the Old Market Square, a city well and probably the place where honorable executions were held, were found. So far the excavations have taken place in an area of 500 m² and up to 3.80 m deep, with the average depth being 1.5 – 2 m. 6 archaeological buildings were found: a city scale building, a city well, stalls, probably the place of executions – a gallows.
The buildings could be a proof of the privileges and importance the city once had. Not every urban centre could condemn someone to death and perform an execution. Currently, the excavations are filled in and covered, however, in the future they are going to be properly displayed and will serve as a tourist attraction of Czestochowa.
Address: Old Market Square