|Archaeological Museum of Biskupin - POLAND|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Biskupin - POLAND
When I first saw this card I immediately thought "Oh look, it's the Babaorum Roman Camp from the Asterix books!"... but no, it's a archaeological open air museum, near Żnin in central Poland and the construction is of course much more recent than the original Iron Age settlement that existed there 2700 years ago. Thanks again Sylwia for introducing me to this beautiful site (that I never heard of). This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
The archaeological open air museum Biskupin is an archaeological site and a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement in Poland. When first discovered it was thought to be early evidence of Slavic settlement but archaeologists later confirmed it belonged to the Biskupin group of the Lusatian culture. The excavation and the reconstruction of the prehistoric settlement has played an instrumental part in Polish historical consciousness.