Taken in the 1930s by a French WWI veteran visiting the country, the candid pictures offer a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past.
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The colossal discovery, which includes 577 ancient burial barrows, 246 charcoal kiln sites, 54 tar plants, 19 complexes of ancient farmlands, 30 tranches, 51 semi-dugouts and 17 war cemeteries, and was made by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.
Although the ruins at the site of the 1st Military Clinical Hospital in Lublin were known for some time, investigations were launched after an intrigued worker recalled stories from post-war doctors at the hospital about their origins.
Unveiled near Zamość, the huge monument recalls the 1920 Battle of Komarów, a triumph that was deemed vital in Poland’s struggle for independence.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has criticised the demolition of a monument in Belarus that commemorated Polish WWII underground soldiers.
Awarded only to those places deemed to have a “supra-regional significance, and high historical and artistic values”, the distinction was handed out to: “preserve a building which is an exceptional example of the public architecture of the inter-war period and a symbol of the martyrdom of the Polish nation”.
What is the remit of Poland’s National Heritage Institute at home and how can it help save Ukrainian cultural heritage from Russian missiles?
Irakli Garibashvili, the prime minister of Georgia, has praised Poland's support for his country and Ukraine in their struggles against Russian aggression.
Featuring a subterranean dance floor for jazz fans, a cocktail bar, international press, and a first floor terrace that would allow guests to enjoy the summer breeze blowing in from the riverfront, it became a place of legend, with its sumptuous marble and chrome interiors attracting the city’s A-list.