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'The Head' or Eros Bound by Igor Mitoraj in old town near the town hall. This is a popular meeting place and children like to crawl inside the sculpture Photo by David Holroyd

💥 The government demanded Tuesday that formally apologize for statements by the foreign minister it deemed “racist”, amid a worsening diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Jan Matejko "Introduction of Christianity in Poland A.D. 965 (Zaprowadzenie chrześcijaństwa R.P.965, z cyklu "Dzieje Cywilizacji w Polsce")

Meanwhile, ’s largest land border is with the , whose border is ~491 miles. Poland’s borders with Slovakia (~336 miles) and Ukraine (~329 miles) are both longer than it’s border with Germany (~290 miles)!

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I am looking forward watching the show about the life of Kazimir the Great. God bless . Can not wait to go back.

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„Ty jesteś dla mnie wszystkim. Teraz i na zawsze. Jesteś moim czasem i sensem istnienia”

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The Nordic name for Vineta is ‘Jumme’, 'Jumneta’ or 'Jómsborg’.  Icelandic sagas of the 12th and 13th centuries describe Jómsborg as an important Viking trading city dating back to 500 CE, with links to Russia, Greece and Phoenicia.

According to the Jómsvíkinga Saga (c. 1240 CE), Jómsborg was founded by a guild of mercenary soldiers and traders called the Jomsvikings.  Staunchly pagan, they were dedicated to the worship of Norse deities such as Odin and Thor.  Membership of the Jomsvikings was restricted to men of proven valour, who agreed to be governed by a strict code of moral conduct.  To gain admission to the brotherhood, candidates needed to prove their courage in a ritual dual or other feat of strength.  Jomsvikings pledged to defend each other to the death and were forbidden to quarrel or speak ill of each other, or to show fear in the face of an enemy.  All spoils of battle – and, some say, of their piracy on the high seas – were distributed equally among the brotherhood.  Like the crusading orders of knights of medieval Europe, the Jomsvikings ventured out to fight on behalf of any lord able to pay their substantial fees.

The historian Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1200 CE) wrote in his history of Denmark that in around 980 CE, the Danish King Harald Bluetooth fled from a rebellion led by his son, Sweyn Forkbeard, to a fortress in Jómsborg.  Some accounts credit Harald Bluetooth with founding the Jomsvikings, teaching them seafaring skills, and leading them on pirate raids against his enemies from the north.  It is said that, at its height, the harbour at Jómsborg held 30 – 300 ships.
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