Medieval world 1000 feet below the surface
Every now and then you read a story about medieval times that you are sure is made up. Here is one, but it’s not. At 1000 ft below the surface, no more than ten miles from the Polish city of Krakow, lies the Wieliczka salt mine. It’s a labyrinth of chambers and lakes, but also a place with stables for horses, a chapel (with chandeliers made of rock salt), a salt-sculpted hall seating 400, and an amazing frieze with a scene of the Last Supper, carved in a wall of rock salt (top pic). A total of nine levels contain a combined 300 kilometres (186 miles) of tunnels and some 3,000 rooms. The most astonishing thing? The mine dates from medieval times: the structure was completed c. 1280 - although the sculptures appear to be much younger, including from the 19th century. A world buried below the world: am I the only one thinking Mines of Moria here?
Pics: the Frieze in the Wieliczka salt mine (I’m not sure about its date) is from Wikipedia (here), the rest from tourist websites. More about this fascinating site in a recent CNN article, here; and on the United Nations World Heritage website, here (but don’t touch the pics).
So my brother emailed me this picture with the caption “Now WHO could they have had to deal with to make this law….”
I take this as further proof Doctor Who is secretly a documentary.
A wild MACHAMP appeared!
EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF THIS SCENE NEEDS THEIR OWN PERSONALIZED ACADEMY AWARD
what did i just witness.
What’s really funny is that girl also played Carrie in the new remake
Lisa Frank, the woman who designs this shit:
Is my neighbor, and a stone cold bitch.
i need to know more
Life hack: they serve capri suns at bars if you ask nicely
Nope, I was lying. It doesn’t make economic sense for bars to carry children’s juice pouches. Follow for more disillusionment.
target is getting so chill
she hates friday just as much as we do
she is the robert pattinson of the music industry
This is amazing! So glad she wasn’t broken down by all the insults and parodies of her *cough* first single…..