A Swedish right-wing MP has suggested that Sweden should return to Poland a precious document dated 1505 which was looted by the Swedes during the Deluge (1655-1660).
Intricately illustrated and compiled by Leonard Targoński, a royal surveyor and bailiff based in the Łomża region, the maps have been hailed for their technical perfection and staggering attention to detail; among other things, roadside crosses have been defined, as have mills, farmsteads, chapels, trees, dikes and palaces.
In this episode of The Debrief, we look at the life and times of Johannes Hevelius, a 17th century astronomer and brewer from the city of Gdańsk whose works have just been added to the UNESCO heritage list.
Five Johannes Hevelius works, including Selenographia and Machina coelestis, have been included on the National List of the UNESCO 'Memory of the World' Programme.
Four Chopin manuscripts from the collection of Poland's Jagiellonian Library are to be included on the National List of the UNESCO 'Memory of the World' Programme, the library has announced.
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