After more than two years of rest, the Santok Castle Museum, a few kilometers away from Gorzów Wielkopolski, will open. Its building has been renovated and a new exhibition has been created to show the history of the Slavic Castle since its establishment in the Polish state.
The opening ceremony of the Santok Museum was Gorzów Wlkp. A branch of the Lubuskie Museum will open on Tuesday, September 22.
According to Dr. Małgorzata Pytlak of the Lubski Museum, the main goal of the project is “Santok Castle. The “Watch Tower and the Keys of the Kingdom” will create a new permanent exhibition to show the rich history of this place in an attractive way. Previously, the Santok City Commune renovated its museum building.
Pietrak said: “The result of our collaboration is that a new exhibition showcases the history of Santok Castle, which is based on the latest results of interdisciplinary studies conducted in the settlement over the years.”
At present, Santok is a charming village located at the Noteć estuary of the Warta River, a few kilometers away from the Gorzów Wlkp. It was the Piast of Poland when it was founded. (Piast) One of the important strongholds.
These relics are mainly earth embankments in the Slavic mountains, located on the left bank of Valta in the Santa Kokki Zakol Nature Reserve. Archaeological work there has been going on for decades.
Pitrak explained: “The preserved documents can only prove the history of the Santok Castle in the 12th century, so archaeological materials are extremely valuable, and we learned the history of the place in the 8th century.”
Archaeological excavations were carried out at the exhibition “Santok City. The Santok Tower and the Keys of the Kingdom”, which included architectural artifacts found in the settlement of Santok. The showcase contains artifacts obtained during the excavation. The exhibition is also supplemented by animation, recreating the elements of daily life in the early medieval city.
Pytlak added: “Our story about Santok ended in the 15th century, when the castle lost its importance and people lived in a small town across the river. This is how Santok was described in documents until the 17th century.”
Preparations for the exhibition benefited from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the “Support for Museum Activities” program, as well as the budget of the Lubski Province and Lubski Museum. The preparation cost of the exhibition exceeded 600,000 zloty. PLN.
In Polish history, Santok (ancient Santok) was very important from the 10th to the 12th century. The hill fortress on the trade route made it the dean of castles and churches, and therefore played an important role in the emerging Mieszko I and Bolesław Chrobry states. Gall Anonim called the three virtues “the watchtower and key of the kingdom”. (PAP)
Author: Marcin Rynkiewicz
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