This historical heritage park honours the Cumans, a nomadic people of eastern origin that settled in Hungary in the Middle Ages, in the 13th century. The Cumans found their new home in Hungary during the dreadful years of the Mongol invasions. Then, after long centuries, they integrated in Hungarian society preserving a few elements of their cultural heritage. Today, several traditions, concepts, geographical designations, words and everyday objects (now an integral part of Hungarian heritage), testify their one-time presence in the country. Geographical names, the expressive designations of our two regions, Kiskunság and Nagykunság in particular, are graphic proofs of the presence of Cumans. Kiskunság, the region covering the majority of the land between the rivers Tisza and the Danube, is not only a geographical, but a historical-cultural unit, too.
The main aim of Kiskun Memorial Site is for its visitors to roam 800 years of history and receive answers to questions like why “Cuman identity” still exists in the 21st century and what it means.
Apart from the archeological findings discovered here, including a double circular trench surrounding medieval temple ruins and a burial site protected with a pale rampart, four types of houses, a yurt, an Árpád-age earth house, a Cuman home from the 14-15th century and a 19th-century farm were erected at the site. Visitors can follow an educational trail to learn about the history and lifestyle of Cumans in the Carpathian Basin.