Kaliningrad Amber Combine – what is it? Let’s start from the beginning. It was established in 1947 next to the amber deposits in Jantarnyja (also known as Palmincken). Kaliningrad Amber Combine was combined of Palmnicken Amber Mine (the oldest and closed one), Primorksoje – active and the Beach one, also known as the Beachline. It […]
An amber deposit from the first century BC was discovered in Paertynice near Wroclaw in the first half of the 20th century. It is considered the world’s largest archeological deposit of amber, which probably weighs about 1240-1760 kg. It is also evidence of the Amber Route.
Succinite is another name for Baltic amber – the most recognized resin. For our ancestors, it was a tree sap and for this reason, they gave it the name sucinum. The same kind of fossil resin, but not the same variety, belongs to the amber called rivnieński, originating from Rivne (Ukraine). In Central Germany, the […]
Amber craft is a craft department that focuses manly on the processing of amber ornaments. Amber craftsmen are considered by many by arstist.
Since the middle ages, Gdańsk has been proclaimed the world’s capital of amber. Many writers and poets wrote about Gdańsk as this superior source of amber. In ancient times Baltic amber from Gdańsk was transported to the Roman Empire.
An amber cup from the Bronze Age was found in southern England. It was a part of a grave (from the Bronze Age, i.e. around 1500 B.C.) discovered in 1856 in Hove, East Sussex.
Pliny the Elder in his Historia Naturalis presented a more realistic origin of amber. He believed that amber has its origins in a pine tree growing on the islands of the North Ocean, and to be more precise, from the juices of those trees.
Amber, called also as Baltic gold, came into being from a resin draining from cracks of trees. This process ensured the protection of trees, for their trunks and branches and was a blockade against viruses, fungi or pollutants getting through these cracks. The second guess is that creating a resin by trees could have been […]