Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Ruins of medieval church unearthed

The remains of a medieval church have been discovered under the town of Moutier in canton Bern.

The centrepiece of the ruins is a 66cm-wide wall and part of a rounded apse. Another room and a fitting that could be the foundation of an altar were also uncovered. Archaeologists said the shape of the wall clearly suggested it had been a church.

Judging from the ruins, the former church was estimated to be 6.5 metres wide and seven metres long. A wooden building was also found on the site.

The church is believed to originate from the Middle Ages but a more specific date is not known.

Moutier itself dates back to the Middle Ages and has a monastery from the year 640, one of the oldest in Switzerland.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

×