Amber Museum

Amber Museum

We went to the amber museum in Gdansk in Poland.

I was not surprised to see the amber stones with insects in them, as we had seen them before in Lithuania, but this time, we saw one with a reptile inside.

I did not know this was possible.

I did not want it, though.

There are exhibits upstairs to show that amber was used as a medicine, as well as the beautiful 17th century cabinet, which was similar to the ones we had seen in Dresden this summer.

Apparently, the trend of carving the amber to make ornaments has been revived.

In the stand of the museum, they were selling a small leaflet for the International Amber Association, so I bought it.

According to this leaflet, the only way to distinguish real amber from fake is a special method using infrared rays, which means that the technology to make fake amber must be so advanced.

This museum is in the building  which used be a prison and the torture chamber, which we visited earlier.

There were some rooms that showed the history of this building, too, in the museum.

[ Oct.2015 ]