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STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 2, 1999
Leszek Paweł Słupecki:
The Krakus’ and Wanda’s Burial Mounds of Cracow
The author presents the Krakus and the Wanda’s burial mounds in the vicinity of Cracow, Poland. He has established that the connection between the figures of the Cracow legend and both mounds is more than just a product of 15 th century literature, but originates from a much earlier tradition. Archaeological excavations of the Krakus’ mound indicated that the mound originates from the 9 th and the 10 th century. According to the author, the pagan peoples living along the Visla river created these mounds in the very center of their state as a response to the advancing Christianity from neighboring Moravia.
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