European Archeology Days

European Archeology Days

European Days of Archeology will be held on June 18-20 in Museum for Cultural Dialogue, branch of the National Museum in Kielce.


  • June 18, 2021: Prehistory and early Middle Ages of Ponidzie and Wiślica

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: free tour of the permanent archaeological exhibition

At the exhibition, you can admire the monuments illustrating the rich history of the settlement of Wiślica and Ponidzie from the Stone Age to the early Middle Ages. They are a source of knowledge about ancient cultures and peoples who inhabited these areas, they present the old ways of farming, funeral rites, beliefs and production. At 10, 12 and 2 p.m., the exhibition can be visited with a guide.

Advance reservation is required at 41 344 60 96 ext. 302 or 307. The number of places is limited! June 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


  • June 19, 2021, 10:00: Clay vessel made using the roller technique – educational video step by step


One of the oldest methods of hand-molding dishes was the roller technique. It consisted in forming the walls of the vessel with the use of clay rolls, which were placed one on another. Their point of contact was smoothed and evened with fingers or with the use of simple tools. In the video you can see how easy it is to make a Neolithic earthenware vessel.

  • 4:00 p.m. A few words about the Romanesque Plata of orants from Wiślica – podcast.

Barbara Klepacz from the Archaeological Museum in Wiślica will talk about the Plate of orants, which is one of the most valuable monuments of this place.

  • 18:00 Meeting with calligraphy – workshops

Calligraphy is not only writing. It is defined as the art of drawing signs aesthetically. Learning calligraphy was to shape the character, accuracy and patience of the writer. Medieval books are an example of using beautiful writing in practice. In the video you can see how to write nicely with a quill pen.

  • 20 June 2021 Lecture, or an archaeological journey to the Akermanian steppes


  • 12:00 Jewelery is more than just an ornament – about valuables from the 1st – 4th centuries after the Christian era in Crimea

During the lecture, Beata Polit, the Archeology Department of the National Museum in Kielce, will take us on a long journey to the Akermanian steppes. The theme of the story will be the fashion and ornaments of the barbarian people living in Crimea in the period from the 1st to the 4th century AD. The topic of the lecture is the result of the project No. 2014/13/N/HS3/04575 financed by the National Science Centre. Advance reservation is required at 41 344 60 96 ext. 302 or 307. Limited number of places! Reservations can be made after June 7th.