added by archaeologs A settlement in the March Valley in Poland. Archaeologists have excavated the 9th-century fortified citadel with its stone-and-mortar church and collection of wealthy graves. During the 10th century, at the time of the Great Moravian culture, Staré Mesto was a great industrial centre, specializing in the production of high-quality gold work. The 10th-century cemetery has proved interesting as it seems to have been used by all the inhabitants, from nobles to peasants.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983