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Early-mediaeval archaeological position laid on island about the same name, on Lake Lednickie. One of the most important places for history of Poland. For rule Mieszka I and Brave Boles³aw Ostrσw Lednicki was one of main defensive centres and administrative Poland. In this historical place rolls action of novel Joseph's Ignace Kraszewski " Old fairy tale''reviving pagan Slavs' immemorial times . On island, in centre of tribe of Polanie (near at hand by important, former trade land track as well as water between Poznan and Gniezno), the remainders of town kept as well as the relicts the oldest in Poland of team of Romanesque architecture palace - sacred (from pools to baptism) and one may from graves the cemetery church in nave and the appendices. It both objects were raised was in times rule it Mieszko I (near at hand before 966 year). First written sources relating islands Ostrσw Lednicki come from with bull pope's Innocenty II with 1136 year, beyond this Silesian chronicle from XIII in. it passes about magnificence of island the spacious reports. But history of this centre began considerably earlier. Island was already lived in Neolithic age - younger stone epoch, and so earlier than in 1800 r before Christ. However early-mediaeval settlement had existed since VI here probably . About half the X the age comes on Ostrσw Lednicki to alternatively depending on building the fortification interesting her the south part, realization space surrounded inside one lignified - connected with monumental stone architecture with earth ramparts of programme — equipment of this town in two one may the buildings: the palace ( the palatium) joint from chapel the ruler the as well as church from simple lock of presbytery. It wooden households were have built over was island also as well as it provides in leading from bridge bridge-heads under town roads, towards western as well as eastern bank Lake Lednica. Place of the persons' burials about the highest social status was situated here also. The end of magnificence of Ostrσw Lednicki brought the invasion the Brzetys³aw I Czech in 1038 year, it when the bridges were destroyed was and the town was burnt. It church after this event was rebuilt was, and new rampart was surrounded settlement one lignified - earth (kept to today) about coming to 9 m height. Never however island did not regain already former function and the rank, though the colonization survived to XIII - XIV of age.

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