The archaeological team believe that the vessel, which is six metres wide and 37-metres-long, could date back as far as the 14th century and was most likely a cargo ship or punt used to transport up to 100 tons of goods in the times when Poland was Western Europe’s main grain supplier.
When the Red Army command crossed the Vistula on January 17, 1945, Soviet propogandists called it a liberation, a label that stuck for over seven decades. But as TFN’s Stuart Dowell notes, as early as 1944, the Soviet authorities in Praga had already begun building their terror apparatus to prepare the ground for the takeover of power.
A minister has proposed a way of increasing water retention but some say it’s just a pipe dream.
A German pilot was killed as his plane lost control and plunged into the Vistula River during a stunt performance at the Płock Air Picnic in central Poland on Saturday, a spokesman for Poland's State Fire Brigade, Edward Mysera told PAP.
The wreckage of the aircraft which plunged into the river during an air show was located at a depth of 3 to 6 metres, 20 metres from the river bank, spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the State Fire Brigade Paweł Frątczak told PAP.
A plane lost control and plunged into the Vistula River as it performed stunts at an air show in Plock, central Poland on Saturday.
Could you do it? Meet Alan Parsons from @RunWislaw who together with his buddy Andy decided to be the first people ever to run all 1000+ kilometres (600 miles) of the Vistula River... in less than a month. And in traditional form, Alan asked our host PatrickNey to go for a run on one of the hottest days of the year. How did Patrick manage?
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter on Saturday that he and his interior and defence ministers were in stable contact with governors of provinces at risk of flooding.
Once upon time Kraków had a popular beach opposite Wawel, now activists say it is time for the sand to return.
An enormous merchant vessel that sailed the Vistula at the end of the 15th century is being excavated near Warsaw.