Dating from the 11th and 12th centuries, the objects include a mysterious lead amulet, a bronze horse, weapons, ornaments made of silver, lead and copper alloys, items of everyday use such as knives, and silver coins.
Alex Webber travels to the delightful little town of Sandomierz where he finds Widnokrąg, a place of art, culture, grace and hospitality, the very essence of the town itself.
The modest size of Sandomierz makes it extremely digestible, and having ticked off the Rynek its natural to find yourself ambling to a castle which, after the correct amount of hallucinogens, could easily be mistaken for a miniature Wawel.
With towers, countless rooms, a labyrinth of cellars, a phantom horseman and legends of buried treasure, Krzyżtopór Castle has more than enough to entertain a visitor.
The settlement’s founders belonged to a group which inhabited current-day southern Scandinavia, Germany and Poland from 4,300 to 2,800 BC.