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Rynek Underground

After an archaeological find discovered and excavated underground tunnels under Krakow´s Main Market Square in 2005, the much publicised Rynek Underground Museum was created, opening its doors to the public for the first time in September 2010.

The multi hi-tech museum is subtitled, “In the Footsteps of Krakow´s European Identity” and plots the evolution of the city from its earliest settlements in 2000BCE to the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005. Upon entering, visitors pass through a wall of smoke and follow a clockwise trail through time.

Using projected films, holograms and interactive touch screen exhibits the use of modern technology compliments the original artefacts found amongst the 40,000 square metres of subterranean tunnels, among them an ancient horse´s skull and an 11th Century cemetery [www.krakow-poland.com]

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Taken on August 8, 2012