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17th century water system found at 12th century monastery

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A water system dating back to the 17th century has been found at the Swiety Krzyz monastery in Poland.

An extensive water collection, the oldest parts of which date back to the 17th century, uncovered archaeologists in the close of the monastery on the Holy Cross Mountain. According to scientists, the discovery sheds new light on ways the monks coped with water shortages in the past.

19th-century documents from the time when the monastery housed there Tsarist prison speak of the huge water supply problems of the Benedictine monastery on the Holy Cross Mountain. However, the problem existed long before, as evidenced by recent discoveries of Kielce archaeologist Dr. Czes?aw Hadamik.

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Story: Science and Scholarship in Poland | Photo: PAP. Piotr Polak

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