Prince Charles can identify whether the remains of Hungary’s third king, Sámuel Aba and his wife have been found at an excavation in Abasár, Northern Hungary.
The historical significance of Abasár can be compared to Székesfehérvár, Esztergom or Budapest, where valuble royal treasures were previously discovered at archaeological excavations.
The settlement, currently inhabited by 2,500 people, used to be a royal centre in the past. This was the place where Hungarian kings ruled the country for 1,000 years, and it seems that some of them even chose it as a burial site, based on the fact that
certainly, Samuel Aba’s skeleton, Hungary’s third king has been found at an excavation in Abasár.
According to the Hungarian Archaeological Research Center, „there are only a few memorial sites, archaeological sites that have remained in such a good condition as Abasár”, adding that in the Árpádian era, there was a busy life around the royal mansion of the settlement.
In Budapest, we can find a church and a Dominican monastery of a similar size and importance on Margaret Island, where St. Stephen and St. Margaret were buried.
As the Hungarian news portal Origo reports, recently, the skeletons of two people buried close together were found in Abasár. It had been already known that Samuel Aba was buried here, but it is not yet 100% certain that the skeletons found belong to the Hungarian king and his wife.
The remains of Hungary’s third king can be identified with the help of Prince Charles, whose DNA could contain the evidence.
The Rhédey family in Transylvania is one of the oldest Hungarian families, born of the Aba family in the 13th century. In the 15th century, the family had lands in Heves and Nógrád counties, then later fleeing the Habsburgs, the family settled in Transylvania, Erdőszentgyörgy. Klaudia Rhédey was born here in 1812, who is the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth and the great-grandmother of Prince Charles.
According to Ripost, since in archaeogenetics, a male DNA is required for the determination of the kinship, the sample is needed not from Elizabeth, but his son, Prince Charles, in order to determine whether the skeleton of the Hungarian king, Sámuel Aba, was found in Abasár.