Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey:
On Sunday, we went off in search of a place called Atilla’s Hill or Dome. In Hungary, Atilla occupies a place of pride. Well, he would being a ‘Hun’ and all, scourge of the Romans. Atilla’s Hill is supposed to be the site of his wooden palace building but in reality, who knows. There are other claimants. Something was found there of significance though and that was a handmade golden deer figurine that now resides in the Hungarian National Museum. The deer figurine dates back to the right period and supports the idea that Atilla may actually have occupied this area.
The mound is located outside of Budapest in the countryside at a place called Tápiószentmárton and we found it just a little difficult to find but we succeeded after a couple of wrong turns. The actual site is part of a horse farm called Kincsem Lovaspark and it used to be a Russian airfield. However, even before that, it was famous for breeding horses. One huge claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of a famous horse called Kincsem. According to Wikipedia…
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