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The head from Mšecké Žehrovice is among the most important and interesting artefacts in the archaeological collections of the National Museum.

The marl head from Mšecké Žehrovice is among the most important and interesting artefacts in the archaeological collections of the National Museum. The significance of this sculpture is multiple – it lies in its artistic form, its information potential and also in the interesting circumstances of its discovery. 
The find was not made during systematic research, but thanks to a coincidence. The man who discovered it, Josef Šlajchrt, found the individual parts of the head in 1943, during the terrain adjustments in his sand quarry necessary after some sand was illegally mined by thieves.

 

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