A beech forest in the Bieszczady Mountains, in the south-east corner of Poland, has been placed on Unesco's World Heritage List, Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has announced.
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.
A geological landscape park, with rock formations dating back 400 million years, has been awarded a UNESCO Geopark Label following a four year campaign to have its status recognised.
The Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross Mountains) Geopark now joins the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network of 161 Geoparks from 44 countries, all officially defined as “unified geographical areas [with] sites and landscapes of international geological significance.”
In this episode of the Debrief, we speak to Romana Agnel from Cracovia Danza and Alek Laskowski from the Chopin Institute about one of Poland’s most famous dances and moves to put it on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
The campaign was initiated by Polish dancer and choreographer Romana Agnel, founder of the Cracovia Danza Court Ballet in Kraków, the only professional court and historical dance ensemble in Poland.
Polish apiculture has been included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List, the Polish culture ministry announced on Thursday. This is the second Polish entry on the list after Krakow's nativity scene tradition.