The archaeological team believe that the vessel, which is six metres wide and 37-metres-long, could date back as far as the 14th century and was most likely a cargo ship or punt used to transport up to 100 tons of goods in the times when Poland was Western Europe’s main grain supplier.
The monumental tomb containing the remains of the 20-30-year-old, was surrounded by a trench separating it from the rest of the necropolis. Unlike the other burials around it, the body wasn’t burnt.
The treasure found at the Old Synagogue in Wieliczka includes a silver cup, five candlesticks, the parts for four or five brass chandeliers, and two silver-plated candlesticks – but mystery surrounds who put them there.
Despite being already looted by treasure hunters the cemetery find sheds new light on the Yotvingian people.
Dug up in northern Poland the beads date back some 3,500 years and made the long journey from the land of the Pharaohs to north-east Europe.
Buried with his weapon and golden ornaments, the warrior discovered by archaeologists from Jagiellonian University in Kraków was found in an untouched grave in an area known for both its rich burial sites and notorious grave-robbing.
The soldiers may have belonged to an ancient tribal confederation that covered areas of southern and central 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.
Closer inspection of the Piast Dynasty object found in Ostrów Lednicki and presumed to be some sort of household item shows that it is actually a string head for a Rebec, a medieval stringed instrument that may have influenced later instruments like the mandolin and the violin.
The Latin text describes the founding of temples and other public buildings, names inscribed on tombstones and other everyday matters of the bustling city’s inhabitants, telling stories no immortalised in stone.