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The mysterious Ślęża

Ślęża is for many tourists a cult mountain for Sunday and weekend excursions. This place has intrigued man for at least six and a half thousand years. It is from this period that the oldest artifacts of human presence in this area come from, incl. sculptures and stone buildings. What secrets does this ancient mountain hide?

Ślęża has become a natural archaeological museum, unique on a European scale. But… it did not bring us much closer to the truth about the nature of these buildings and sculptures. Yes, historians have written and written a lot about it, but their theses are often contradictory.

 

The possibility of different solutions, and thus the accumulation of many hypotheses and polemics around Ślęża, is caused by the lack of a source basis. That is why Ślęża was not fully elaborated until 1938, and even then it was rather popular.

 

Besides, the research was not always honest. During the Nazi period, German archaeologists – even leading ones – tried to demonstrate the merits of the Germanic factor in the economic and cultural development of Silesia, using the example of Ślęża, before it came into the possession of the Slavic tribes – writes Wacław Kota in “Tajemnice Góry Ślęży”. This does not mean that the research of German scientists should be completely rejected. We owe them to, for example, the discovery of the so-called a Jordanian ram, a clay figurine of a ram from 3600-3100 BC, and therefore older than the Egyptian pyramids. They found it in 1925 during excavations in the area of ​​Jordanów Śląski. After 1945, the Jordanian ram was promoted – it became a symbol of Lower Silesian archeology and found its way to the coat of arms of the Jordanów Śląskie commune (one of the communes in the area of ​​the Ślęża Massif). Currently, it is kept in the collection of the Archaeological Museum in Wrocław.

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