Archaeologists in Přerov discover foundations of Comenius school

20-07-2012

Archaeologists in the eastern town of Přerov have discovered what they believe are the foundations of a 17th century school, once run by the protestant philosopher and educator Comenius. The head of the archaeological research at the site, Zdeněk Schenk, told the news agency ČTK on Friday that two rooms had been discovered so far including one with an original floor. According to historical sources, Comenius first attended the school as a pupil before returning to teach there between 1614 and 1618.