Blanka Tunnel threatens relics: Dig unearths problems with Prague city funding for archaeology

Archaeologists conducting research on the Blanka Tunnel construction site have made several important excavations, revealing new knowledge on Prague’s ancient history but also on the potential mismanagement of city funds.

The scientists say they are having troubles receiving funds for their work from City Hall. Although Prague officials deny the allegations, the row presents a potentially explosive legal conundrum for one of the city’s most expensive undertakings.

Researchers have been working on the Blanka site since 2008, when construction first began. They say the city owes them some 1.1 million Kč in unpaid claims

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(Photo: Gisela Royo/