Footsteps of Our Ancestors
Forgotten times, when the land changed into home. The era 40,000 years ago, when fertile earth and favourable climate of South Moravia lured the first inhabitants. Home of the mammoth hunters, first farmers and stock breeders, later settlements of ironmasters and smiths in the Bronze and Iron Age. Rich archaeological finding sites, stone tools, remains of ancient dwellings and figures. Dolní Věstonice, village on the foothills of the Pálava Hills, got famous far away behind the border of the Czech Republic. The Věstonice Venus, a small figure, which an unknown artist made from the mixture of ground mammoth bones, clay and fat circa 25 000 years ago. Treasure of priceless value is unique in the world and at the same time one of the very first proofs of prehistoric pottery. The Anthropos pavilion in Brno and the old Slavonic settlement in Mikulčice with remains of twelve churches and Prince Palace, the former centre of the Great Moravia Empire lure for discovering ancient footsteps.