It is a small, ancient Hungarian town in the Palóc region with slightly over 1200 residents near the city of Komárom and the rivers Garam and Ipoly. The population is of Palóc and Székely origin, both holding fast to their Hunnic descent. Bény presently belongs to the Slovak Republic, since the Trianon dictate after WWI, with the name Biña. According to mayor Sándor Kovács this town was inhabited since neolithic times and the triple rings of the fortification are unique in the entire world.
Historically the town has several important features:
1. It has Europe’s largest, triple-ring fortification
2. Its round chapel, the Rotunda was built in the 12th century is an accoustical wonder
3. Its large church was built in Romanesque style during the reign of the Árpáds. Its reliefs around the upper balcony are clearly of pagan origin depicting Hunnic hunting scenes.
4. The holy well
5. Bény belongs into the ethnographically important region called „The Short-skirted Seven Towns”: Kéménd, Bény, Bart, Kőhidgyarmat, Kicsind, Páld and Kisgyarmat.
ad.l. The ancient fortification of Bény.
Originally it was an earthen defense structure consisting of three half rings of 5200 meters, its total territory is 107 hectares. The rings were built as follows:
I. ring during the reign of Marcus Aurelius,
II. ring in Avar times
III. ring during the reign of King István I of Hungary. The ring attained its greatest size at this time.
The rings were used by the Romans, the Huns, and the Avars. The rings were fortified and enlarged by the Avars and local tradition calls these „The Avar rings”
The rings were archaeologically explored by Dr. Habovstiak utilizing the local knowledge of Ferenc Csókás (now deceased). His grandson carries on his work. His name is: Péter Csonka Biña č.d. 426 Slovak Republic. Telephone: 00421-943-56
ad.2. The Rotunda
Built in the ancient tradition of the Hungarian round churches. Its floor has been newly resurfaced. Before this work it showed an isosceles cross within a 120 cm. circle, the holy symbol of the Avars. Within the Rotunda twelve arched seats are sunken into the walls.
The twelve seats were built in such a way that if you sit in this concave wall-seat and lean your head to the wall, you get a different tone from each of the opening. If we start from the south end we get the deepest tone and from the northern end the highest tone.
ad.3. The big church nearby was built about 80 years later and was later enlarged. During the war the Germans used it as an ammunition depot, which eventually exploded. The old construction did not suffer even a crack while the newer sections were demolished. The upper balcony of the old church is decorated with Hunnic hunting scenes.
ad.4. The holy well’s fame goes back to pre-Christian times and it is believed to have healing properties. A legend holds that when St. King László passed through the town and became thirsty, not finding water he thrusted his sword into the ground and prayed. Immediately a spring bubbled forth and quenched his and his horse’s thirst. It is a favorite place of pilgrimmage three times of the year: Pentecost, the day of the Great Madonna on August 15 which was a harvest festival at the same time and the Little Madonna on Sept.8
ad.5. They are dedicated to preserve all traditions, memories, historical data, customs of the region. Once a year they celebrate their traditions with plays written by a local individual, farmer, ethnographer, historian and playwright Ferenc Csókás. The plays depict historical scenes going back centuries. The players are all related to the characters of the plays. For example: the young man, who plays the mayor of the town in the 1400’s is a direct descendant of this mayor. etc. Their historic memory goes back to Marcus Aurelius whom they remember as a good man, who started writing his Meditations in this town.
The origin of the short skirted fashin of the Seven Towns goes back to Turkish times with an amusing anecdote: The Turkish Sultan ordered the women to wear – what we call today – miniskirts to better see the nice legs... The mothers obeyed and cut the skirts short, but lengthened the waist part just as much, so the skirts remained their respectable length.
István Bóna’s book shows coins called „Attila’s coins” excavated in Bény.
Eight years ago when I had the pleasure to visit Mr. Csókás and the town I realized that this town is a living-breathing remnant of the Hun society and customs.
 A hunok és nagykirályaik (translation: The Huns and their Great Kings), page 73