Polychromes have been discovered in a church in western Poland. Forgotten for centuries, they were found by accident under the floorboards, where they had been protected from wear and tear. While their colours have faded, their images of Biblical scenes, the Holy Trinity and even a dragon are clearly visible. During the Middle Ages, the interiors of churches were often decorated with colourful paintings, known as polychromes, yet few have survived in good condition. The paintings were found during conservation work in the Church of Michael the Archangel in Domachowo, a village in the Wielkopolska region. Built in the mid-16th century, the church is celebrating its 450th birthday this year. With its dark exterior and roof covered in wooden shingles, it is one of the oldest churches made of wood in Wielkopolska.
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