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Star lover
May 10th, 2018, 07:15 AM
Szczerbiec, "the jagged sword," is the oldest object in the crown jewels of Poland.

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It probably was made around 1250 for a duke known as Boleslaw the Pious.

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He passed it down to his daughter Jadwiga.


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She married the future king of Poland, Wladyslaw the Elbow-High (obviously not a tall man), who used Szczerbiec at his coronation ceremony.

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Over the centuries, it has been stolen, recovered, claimed by foreign powers and sold to private collectors on a route that took it to Russia, France, England and Canada before its safe return to Wawel Castle in Krakow.

grammaterry
May 10th, 2018, 10:06 AM
They all have names I cannot pronounce.

Judy, USMC
May 10th, 2018, 05:54 PM
Never thought of that, Terry. Since both my parents spoke in that language I read it with the proper pronunciations. The most glaring difference to me is that the "w" is almost always pronounced as a "v."

Hulamoon
May 10th, 2018, 06:29 PM
There are sites that pronounce it in different languages outloud. I was looking at one this morning, but my computer keeps shutting off. I need a new battery ugg