Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Treasurer in Salt Mine in Wieliczka

12th November 2014

The Treasurer or as others call him , the Warden, is a legendary figure of mine's tales. He is a guardian of the salt treasure in Wieliczka. The ruler of Wieliczka undergrounds shows himself to visitors in a recess carved out in Poniatowski traverse. For ages miners believed in a good spirit of the mine who has always warned them of imminent dangers such as a fire, a collapse, or a methane explosion.

If "he" Treasurer" appeared in a particular area of the mine, then immediately miners used to leave that area to a safe location.

A composition presenting such a meeting of the Treasurer with Wieliczka miners was sculptured by miners -sculptors  in 1968.



The Treasurer - the VIP in salt mine...

14 comments:

  1. That's interesting. Good someone was looking outcfor the miners.

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  2. This whole series of photos of the salt mines and the history have been fascinating. One of the reasons I love my blog buddies!

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    1. Linda thank you very much . It will be continue..

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  3. A good one to have looking out for you!

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  4. Interesting tale and lovely photos.

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  5. It's interesting that the miners were the ones to do the sculptures. They are very nice.

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