Polish News Translated - Zagan April 12

By Bethany HuffApril 12, 2024

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3,000-year-old artifacts found in Żagań

While working in the new industrial zone on Chrobrego Street in Żagań, fragments of clay vessels and other interesting artifacts were discovered that could be over 3000 years old.

An interesting discovery is the “grzęzidła” meaning weights for fishing nets. This discovery shows the potential of ancient people who lived in the Bóbr River watering region and were likely engaged in fishing.

"I do not know anything about fish, but perhaps such large weights were used to catch extremely large fish, and maybe also for catching rodents, for example, beavers, from which the river took its name," explains Oktawian Wróblewski, an archaeologist. "In addition to the weights, we also found fragments of simply applied ceramics, as well as spans, used for the load of the weaving spindle."

Work underway in the Bóbr River area in Bolesławiec

President of Bolesławiec Piotr Roman met with contractors to discuss plans to expand communication systems, reconstruction, and creation of a new bridge over the Bóbr River along national road No. 94, April 9.

The General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways Branch in Wrocław has already donated the construction site. The investment will start with preparatory works and protective works at the bridge structure. The investment will last three years; starting with the northern bridge and then the southern bridge will be built.

Due to its poor condition, the existing bridge will be dismantled, and replaced. With the new construction, there will be parallel bridges built including two-lane traffic and pavement bicycle paths. This solution will allow for ease of access to both banks of the river not only for motor vehicles but also for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. At both ends of bridge crossings, turbine roundabouts with dimensions ensuring smooth traffic and full freedom to choose the direction of traffic will be made.