What did today’s capital look like around the 10th and 11th centuries? This question is trying to be answered by archaeologist and computer graphic designer Mateusz Osiadacz. The researcher digitally recreated the Bródno Stare fort in Targówek. Thanks to the graphic designers he created, we can go back in time by hundreds of years.
The beginnings of Warsaw in Bródno
Around the 10th and 11th centuries, the first stronghold was built in Warsaw. It was located near today’s Bródno Forest. A few hundred years ago it was a very humid and marshy area. The sandbanks were crossed by numerous streams and rivers running to the Vistula. Currently, it is difficult to imagine it, because now there is a forest here. Fortunately, thanks to the work of Mateusz Osiadacz, we do not have to do this – the archaeologist is in the process of digital reconstruction of the stronghold.
In 2019, Mateusz Osiadacz won a scholarship competition of the capital city of Warsaw, as part of which he is to perform a three-dimensional reconstruction of the early medieval Bródno Stare fort in Targówek and create a short animation. The film will be ready in March, but even before its presentation, the archaeologist provided digital visualizations of the settlement. The graphics show, among others a classic ” Viking ” shield, a hut with a hearth, wooden buckets and stools, as well as the nature of the region.