The coins date from between 1657 and 1667, pointing to their minting shortly after the Deluge, a series of wars with Sweden throughout the 17th century which wreaked havoc and destruction throughout the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The ancient carved figure sheds light on the lives of ancient people.
A joint collaboration between city authorities and the local Adam Mickiewicz University, the project is set to cost in excess of 20 million złoty with substantial EU funding already secured.
The pioneering work is the first time shards from cooking pots have been used to obtain data and it opens the door to new research using ceramic to reconstruct the climate in ancient societies.
The discovery of Polikarp’s Dialogue with Death, with a complete Polish text of 918 verses, makes it the biggest event in the country’s language and literature scholarship for several decades.
The biggest collection of Masonic prints in Europe (about 80,000 examples) is stored in the Library of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (western Poland). According to curators, it is the most popular part of the collection among foreign guests.