Motto: „People are passing away, only their treasures remain.”
As we all know, practically every old town has its stories and legends about hidden treasures. Milicz is no exception in this matter. What even more interesting, in Milicz and in vicinity of it, several treasures were already found. One amongst these, i.e. the „amber treasure”, is described in item #B1 of the web page named „milicz_uk.htm” ?internet addresses of which are provided near the end of this post. Another treasure hidden in a hole from an old oak on the cemetery of nearby Wszewilki village, which also was already found, is described in caption under „Fig. #C2a” from a different web page named „wszewilki_uk.htm” (item #D3 of that web page about the village of Wszewilki contains also descriptions of further old treasures from the vicinity of Wszewilki and Milicz ?not described below).
In times of my youth I heard quite a lot of such stories about treasures from Milicz worth seeking. How much truth is in them, it remains unknown. But I still repeat here at least some of them. After all, these represent a next curiosity and puzzle of the township of Milicz.
1. The treasure from the Milicz castle. Old stories claim, that when Husyts like a destructive wave began to sweep subsequent towns of Lower Silesia, owners of the Milicz castle of that time decided to hide treasures that they had. They ordered to trusted servants to wall these treasures in one of side cells from the castle undergrounds. Unfortunately, when Husyts took and burned down the Milicz castle, victims of fights fell also people who knew where the entrance to this cellar with hidden treasures was walled up. From that time onwards, this treasure from Milicz castle was searched for by many people, but never found.
2. The treasure of margrave. When in last days of the World War Two, the Russian army was approaching Milicz, the palace of margrave still was full of valuable objects. These included precious tableware, furniture, paintings, and other valuable objects. But there was no transport nor workforce to transport these valuables outside of Milicz. Therefore, it was decided to hide them on the spot. Under the palace of margrave, supposedly large cellars do exist. One chamber in these cellars was used for storing valuables in it, then it was walled up and masked. Supposedly these valuables remain over there until today (I never heard that anyone managed to find them).
3. Treasures from nearby villages. In times of my youth a kind of common duty existed, of „searching for potato beetles”. (According to the official propaganda that was spread in those old times, Americans supposed to bombarded communistic countries with these beetles – to bring hunger by destroying the potato crops.) The „searching for potato beetles” depended on having a representative of every household from my village Stawczyk, and then together with the rest of the village walking along potato fields in search for these beetles. Of course, such a search party was making stops during the searches. During these stops, us – means young members of the team, had opportunity to be delighted with numerous stories being told by older participants of the search. In such a manner, amongst others, I learned many stories about „treasures” that were discovered near the village of Stawczyk. As it turned out, literally tens of such „treasures” were discovered near Stawczyk and Wszewilki. All of them originated from last days of the World War Two. When the Russian army was approaching the vicinity of Milicz, local German farmers started to panic. They were unable to run with the entire their precious possessions, because roads were packed, and also because there was no enough transport – as this is illustratively described in item #C1 of the web page named „bitwa_o_milicz_uk.htm” – about the battle for Milicz. So everything that they had precious, and that they were unable to take with them during a run from the Russian army, they used to bury underground in nearby forests. These hidden-underground goods of German farmers from the vicinity of Milicz formed these supposed „treasures”. Literally tens of these treasures were discovered just after the war. I remember myself numerous holes left in the ground after these treasures were dug out in times of my youth. Tens of such holes existed spread around in nearby forests. One can imagine, that not all out of these „treasures” were found, and probably a number of them still is buried underground in local forests.
Of course, no matter how impressive treasures of Milicz would be, still they cannot compare to the value of e.g. the „cast bell made of solid gold” which – according to legends, supposedly lies until today on bottom of the Baltic Sea near the coasts of Poland, in ruins of immoral city of „Vineta” (also spelled „Veneta” and „Wineta”). About that bell made of solid gold I wrote more information in item #H2 of the separate web page named „tapanui.htm”.
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The above post is an adaptation of item #C30 from the totaliztic web page named „milicz_uk.htm” (updated on 3 August 2010, or later). This web page presents mysteries, puzzles, and curiosities of the small township named Milicz from the south-west part of Poland. The latest update of the web page „milicz_uk.htm” can be viewed, amongst others, at addresses:
http://propulsion.250free.com/milicz_uk.htm (this last address has very low bandwidth and thus it is active only at beginnings of months).
Notice that every above web site contains all totaliztic web pages, including pages „bitwa_o_milicz_uk.htm”, „tapanui.htm”, „wszewilki_uk.htm”, etc. ?which are indicated in the above post. Therefore, in order to look at the web page named e.g. „tapanui.htm”, or at any other web page indicated here, it is enough if in the above addresses the name of web page „milicz_uk.htm” is replaced with the name of web page which one wishes to view, e.g. with the name „tapanui.htm” – thus creating a new address, e.g. the address: http://energia.sl.pl/tapanui.htm
Each topic of totaliztic discussion, including this one, is also repeated on all blogs of totalizm still in existence (this post carries in there the number #184E). At the moment only two last blogs of totalizm still managed to resist all attempts to sabotage or to delete them, and thus still remain operational. These blogs can be viewed at following internet addresses:
It is also worth to have look in there at related posts, e.g. at post number #165E, which also describes the township of Milicz.
With the totaliztic salute,