Breakthrough in the Research of the Battle of Mohi


Recently discovered archaeological artefacts confirm a new theory regarding the site of the Battle of Mohi, elaborated by Mr. Sándor P. Szabó, lecturer of NUPS.  

“The Mongol invasion in Hungary and context of the conquest in Mongol Eurasia” was the title of a two-days conference organized at the Eötvös Loránd University in April.  Sándor P. Szabó, Head of the Chinese Public Administration, Economy and Society Research Centre of the Faculty of International and European Studies at NUPS held a presentation during the conference about a new theory related to the exact location of King Béla IV’s units in the decisive battle between the Hungarian and Mongolian armies. The theory, published in June 2018, is based on Mongolian historical findings, written in Chinese language.  Based on the abovementioned research paper, József Padányi and Lajos Négyesi carried out field measurement, which supported the correctness of the theory.

József Laszlovszky, archaeologist, historian and professor at the Central European University, said during his lecture at the conference that a metal detector research team - led by him and his fellow archaeologists - could identify in one of the examined sites the traces of battle against the Mongols during the Battle of Muhi. This is a recent result, the experts confirmed it a few weeks ago, in March 2019. Mongolian and European arrowheads, as well as a noble seal ring, were found on site.

The artefacts highly underline the theory of Sándor P. Szabó because these were found at the previously indicated place, where the Hungarian camp could have been located during the Battle of Mohi.

The published work of Sándor P. Szabó can be found at: (in Hungarian)

The organizers of this multidisciplinary conference were, among others, János B. Szabó (Budapest History Museum / Hungarian Academy of Sciences), József Laszkovszky (CEU), Balázs Nagy (ELTE) and Dorottya Uhrin (ELTE).

The detailed programme of the conference can be found at: