The Cumans (Kunok in Hungarian), an eastern nomadic people, arrived in Hungary in
the mid-13th century, and this park is dedicated to their memory. During the bloody
years of the westward advances of the Mongols, from which the Cumans sought
refuge, they found a new home here. Over the centuries they assimilated into the wider
Hungarian population, whilst maintaining certain elements of their own culture.
Numerous placenames, words, objects and traditions, which are now integral parts of
Hungarian heritage, constitute the Cumans’ living legacy. The goal of the Kiskun
Memorial is to explore 800 years of history with you, to show you what the concept of
“Cuman Identity” means, and to explain why it is still alive in the 21st century.

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