Monday, August 8, 2016


Urus or aurochs is an extinct type of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is the ancestor of domestic cattle. The species survived in Europe until the last recorded aurochs died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland in 1627.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Lotharingia or Lorraine was a short-lived kingdom in western Europe. Its territory was located west of the Rhine River stretching from the North Sea to the Jura mountains.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The medieval old town of Toruń is a birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. It was inscribed onto the World Heritage List of UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1997.