One of the places worth seeing in Gdańsk is located at the Long Wharf, under the building of the Archaeological Museum next to St Mary’s Gate. It is a peculiar panopticum of stone statues, so-called ‘Prussian babas’. They originate from the Middle Ages and are a reminder of the forgotten pagan cults that occurred in the Prussia area, until the time of the conquest and Christianisation of these lands by the Teutonic Knights. In this context, the word ‘babas’ is a verbal Old Polish archaism. More than the assumed gender of the figure, it refers rather to the concept of pagan idols. The figures in Gdansk were collected and brought by archaeologists from around Iława. Originally these stone idols were found among meadows and forests, in places of sacred significance for the ancient population. The statues depict silhouettes of figures with coarse features. On the surface of the stones there are sculptured hands, in which the figures hold ritual drinking horns and axes. Today we can only speculate on the religious and magical significance of these prehistoric boulders and the rituals they were surrounded by. We know that in many ancient cultures, sacred stones were places of encounter with the worlds of the dead and gods – they were believed to be objects in which various cosmic planes intersected.