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Morović is a very old settlement, which is confirmed by archaeological excavations that have found traces of prehistoric life near the village. According to the excavations there have been found the Roman cemetery and a large collection of silver Roman coins from the mid-third century AD. Morovic itself is a living legend.

Perhaps one of the most interesting story is that St. Methodius (Cyril and Methodius), ruled here for some time as archbishop of Pannonia. So, Moravia is actually Morović.
It is supposed that Morović was named after an old feudal family Morovic that ruled this area until the end of the thirteenth century.

In the beginning Morović was only a property and it was not mentioned as a castle - fortress (oppidum, castrum Maroth) until the sixteenth century. In the map of Hungary from the sixteenth century Maroth is quite clearly marked. After the extinction of the family Morović in 1464. Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus surrendered Morovic into the hands of his son Ivanis (along with the remaining 60 seats). Ivaniš Corwin ruled Morović until the year of 1504. when he died. Afterwards it is returned back to captain Vladislav More.

Morović is located at the mouth of Studva in Bosut. View from the bridge over Studva, only tens of meters before flows into the Bos

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