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Archaeological Museum

Local name: Muzeum Archeologiczne

Wrocław Archeological Museum, the branch of the City Museum in Wrocław, presents the exhibition titled "Archeology of Silesia" divided into four parts: "The Stone age and the early Bronze age", "The Bronze age the early Iron age", "The Iron age and pre-modern human migration", and "Medieval Silesia". Apart from household items, weapons, and decorations, the museum presents reconstructions of inhumation, bloomery, and medieval Silesian hut.

The collection also consists of the treasure from Partynice - the world's largest trove of amber which dates back to the 1st century BC. In 1906 and 1936, three pits filled with amber were discovered in Partynice. Part of the treasure was stolen right after its discovery. The rest was given to Silesian Museum of Handicraft and Ancient Times in Wrocław. The museum and deposit were destroyed in 1945. What remained from the treasure of approximately 1,2-1,7 tons of amber were merely few kilograms.

The treasure from Zakrzów (a district in Wrocław) - tombs from the turn of the 4th century, which were discovered in 1886 and 1887 - met a similar fate. The first tomb was plundered and the items which were secured from the second one consisted of gold and silver jewelry, and Roman coins. Only the detailed documentation and replicas of monuments survived World War II.


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    Antoniego Cieszyńskiego 950-077 Wrocław , Poland