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St. Anthony's Chapel on the first level (-64 m) of the salt mine in Wieliczka. 
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St. Anthony's Chapel on the first level (-64 m) of the salt mine in Wieliczka.

"The 17th century Baroque Saint Anthony’s Chapel is the oldest fully preserved chapel in the Wieliczka Mine. Its vestibule, where the faithful gathered, is separated from the chancel and the nave by an arcade and a banister. In the main altar the statues of the crucified Christ, Madonna with Child and Saint Anthony are to be seen. The sculptures in the chancel and the nave date back from the 17th century. Their soft contours are the result of the influence of humid air which had leached (dissolved) salt. The chandelier that lights the chapel is decorated with salt crystals." (From the official website).
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Inside the Janowice chamber, made before 1642 in the salt mine in Wieliczka. 
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Inside the Janowice chamber, made before 1642 in the salt mine in Wieliczka.

"The life-sized salt statues by the sculptor Mieczysław Kluzek illustrate one of the oldest and the most beautiful legends of the Wieliczka Mine. When the Hungarian Princess Kinga married the Polish Prince Boleslaus the Chaste, she received as dowry one of the salt mines in the Marmaros region, and she cast her engagement ring into the mine. The ring miraculously travelled to Wieliczka together with the salt deposits, and was found in the first block of white gold dug in Wieliczka." (From the official website).
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Inside the Spalone chamber in the salt mine in Wieliczka. 
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Inside the Spalone chamber in the salt mine in Wieliczka.

"In the times of old, methane explosions were a great danger for the mine. This colourless gas accumulating under the chamber ceiling was burnt out by experienced miners, known as the Penitents who, dressed in wet clothes, with torches on long poles, crawled on the floor of the excavations. The work of the Penitents is illustrated by statues sculpted by Mieczysław Kluzek." (From the official website).
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Inside the Sielec chamber in the salt mine in Wieliczka. 
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Inside the Sielec chamber in the salt mine in Wieliczka.

"The chamber presents a collection of authentic devices used to transport salt in underground galleries. The miners of old used wooden carts, known as Hungarian dogs, chests, and special sledges. Fine salt was put into barrels, and large blocks of salt were fashioned as barrel-shaped rolls and rolled on wooden platforms. In the 16th century, horses began to be used for assisting miners in transporting salt to the surface." (From the official website).
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Inside the Chamber of Casimir the Great (Komora Kazimierza Wielkiego) in the salt mine in Wieliczka. 
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Inside the Chamber of Casimir the Great (Komora Kazimierza Wielkiego) in the salt mine in Wieliczka.

"In the Middle Ages the Wieliczka and Bochnia mines contributed one third of the total royal revenue. In the chamber a sculpture by Władysław Hapek is placed, presenting King Casimir the Great, who organised and set in the form of a statute the law regulating the management of the salt mines. In the centre of the chamber, a horse-drawn Saxon tread wheel, which could transport salt rolls up to 2 tones in weigh, is to be seen." (From the official website).
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