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Pamuk

It has been inhabited for a long time, which is also proven by artefacts from the stone age and those of Celtic origin. Peoples of the Roman Empire lived here through several centuries, and later it was inhabited by the Avar and Slavonic tribes. Its origin goes back to the time of the kings of the Árpád family. The history of the village, going back to times of Hungarian occupation, is also represented in its crest: the silver line in the shield refers to the Árpád family. The ear symbolizes the main source of living, agriculture, while the green colour is the symbol of faith in the future. During the excavations, coins referring the Roman age have been found in the area behind the train station, where the legionary route of the Romans might have run in those times. Who comes here once and spends even only half an hour above the acacia forest growing on the Southern side of the village, can understand: human fates can be maintained by light, the people working diligently in the gardens and lands, the respectful moves of those stopping in front of the cross on the roadside and the internal piece of mind. According to archaeological findings, the Balaton might have reached this area in the past.

 
 
 

Saint Michael’s church

The saint’s day festival of the Roman Catholic Church is held on the Sunday following St. Michael’s day. On this day, even former inhabitants who have moved away a long time ago, come back to attend the festival.

 

Artefacts from the Roman age

During the earthworks on the plateau behind the train station in Pamuk, Roman coins from the 4th century have been found. The road behind the train station, leading to Hetes, was built by Roman legions. Between 1987 and 1991, during the excavations a Roman villa has been found in the Resterica passage. Only the foundation of the walls remained from the villa, the size of which was 35x38 m. The building comprises more than 10 rooms. The findings date back to the 4th century. Apart from ceramic fragments, also plenty of iron tools, iron nails, coins and fibula fragments have been found at the building. Under the villa, a hole from the Bronze Age and two sunk houses have also been excavated.