Archeologists discover 2,000-year-old graves of warriors in Poland

Graves of warriors from more than 2,000 years ago were discovered by archaeologists in Bejsc, in south-central Poland. The newly discovered cemetery has an area of about one hectare.

The cemetery remains were discovered in an arable field, therefore, they were badly damaged. This spring, while conducting surface surveys, in which the arable fields were searched for artifacts lying on their surface, archaeologists came across numerous fragments of urns. Because the number of shards and burned bones surprised the archeologists, they decided to begin excavations.

"We're not sure exactly how many graves were in the cemetery because our research is still in its initial stage, and because the graves are very damaged and spread over a large area," Jan Bulas, from the Institute of Archeology at the Jagiellonian University told PAP.

Archeologists are planning further excavations in Bejsc in the coming years, because their current research results have been so encouraging. They are also concerned about illegal treasure hunters with metal detectors who often appear in such areas. Researchers want to save as much of the remaining burial site as possible.