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The chamber was founded   by Eldath Mon

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The chamber was founded in the seventeenth century. Currently in its interior there is a group of figures illustrating the oldest Wieliczka legend, the story of the origin of the Wieliczka salt deposit. Rock salt in Wieliczka were extracted from the end of the thirteenth century during the reign of Prince Boleslaw the Chaste and his wife Saint Kinga. According to legend, before the King came to the Polish Hungarian wanted to give her new home a unique gift. Learning that in Poland there is mined rock salt, which yielded a considerable income in those days, asked his father, Bela IV of Hungary on one of the salt mines. During his visit to the mine in that the Hungarian King threw her engagement ring to one of the shafts as a sign of taking possession. During a trip to Polish salt together with the ring magically followed the footsteps of his mistress, until Mine King ordered to dig on a hill, where he discovered just beneath the surface of the first lump of rock salt, which contained in a ring thrown in Hungary. The legend of the right to argue with mine Wieliczka miners as well as mine Bochnia and still takes a dispute over which city in the legendary ring has been discovered by miners. However, King is considered the patron saint of both in 1999 had in fact been canonized by Pope John Paul II, the patroness of salt miners.

Chamber "Burnt" [edit]

The name refers to the fire chamber, which probably broke here. The chamber represents the work wypalaczy pokutnikami called methane. Methane is a gas is released during operation of the rock salt in certain circumstances, together with oxygen to form an explosive mixture, exploding on contact with fire. At a time when the unknown was an effective method of ventilating mines, and oil lamps were used to illuminate the sebaceous gas pose a serious threat. The only known way to eliminate it has been burning methane by experienced miners called pokutnikami, clad in damp rags, armed with long poles stuck at the end of which were glowing żągwia.

Chamber Sielec [edit]

In this chamber were collected reconstructed facilities for the horizontal transport of salts, including stroller zw. Hungarian and dog sleds called szlafami.

Chamber of Casimir III the Great [edit]

The chamber is named after King Casimir III the Great Salt statute creator of Krakow. The name given to the chamber in 1968 in the 600-year anniversary of the formation of the Statute. This year, the miner sculptor Wladyslaw Hapek made the bust of the king of salt. At this point there is a treadmill-type horse Saxon original machine from the eighteenth century used to vertical transport. The work presents a model treadmill treadmill.