Take the road to Tleń and you follow in history’s footsteps. Napoleon and his Grand Armee took the same road on their way to destruction in Russia in 1812, crossing the River Wda before skirting a small wooded hill, where, according to legend, the emperor stood to review his troops, and then on and eastwards.
Though the emergence of an independent Polish state after World War I is often attributed to the efforts of President Woodrow Wilson, its emancipation was part of a series of events which finally culminated in the Versailles Declaration in 1918.
That vitamins are beneficial for keeping the body in tip-top shape is a given, but few people are aware that some of the earliest vitamin research was undertaken by Polish biochemist Kazimierz Funk. He is also credited for first naming the substances he discovered as ‘vitamins’.
As medieval warrior monks go, the Knights Templar may hog all the limelight and conspiracy theorists’ love but it was the Teutonic Knights who achieved a real-world Holy Grail – their own independent state that was in due course to give rise to an empire.
The Museum of the History of Poland on Wednesday signed an agreement with the construction company Budimex S.A. for the building of the institution's headquarters in the Warsaw Citadel.
Seventy years ago today the State of Israel was born.
After many failed and tragic attempts, on May 29th, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mt. Everest. Twenty five years later, the first Pole to achieve this feat was Wanda Rutkiewicz, followed by 40 of her countrymen. Last week, 34-year-old Bogumiła Raulin became the 41st Pole to stand on top of the world’s highest peak and the youngest.
The Polish Study Programme has been set up at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) in Washington DC, on the initiative of the Polish National Foundation (PFN), an organisation responsible for Poland's promotion abroad.
The Museum of Warsaw will be putting an astonishing 3,500 new items on display as part of an exhibition dedicated to exploring Warsaw’s identity.
A poster competition organised by the Institute of National Remembrance aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.