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Biskupin

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Poland.

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Biskupin was a fortified settlement in the late Bronze Age (approx 750 - 600 BC) built to protect its inhabitants against foreign tribes. Archaeological research began in Biskupin in 1933 when fragments of the wooden constructions were discovered. The settlement was shown to be laid out on a rectangular grid with eleven streets.

The site griped Polish national consciousness during the war, as its location 70km away from an aggressive German neighbouring tribe, was understood to show that the Polish people had always held their own against foreign invaders.

Biskupin is now an archaeological reserve covering 53 acres incorporating a life size model of the Iron Age settlement with a timber castle, the ramparts and one street of houses.

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