According to archaeologists, the burial ground was used in the second half of the 6th and 7th Century, when the area was inhabited by descendants of the Baltic population. All the bodies were incinerated before being placed directly in pits in the ground.
The suspicion from archaeologists at Warsaw University that Rhizon had once contained a shrine to Medaurus, a protective god worshipped by the Illyrians, was confirmed when they dug up the first completely preserved Greek inscription.
The lead seal carries the name of Nicholas III who was pope from 1277-1280.
The beautifully delicate and ornate 3,000-year-old bracelets date back to the late Bronze Age and are thought to have belonged to a people known as the Lusatian culture.
After finding an axe-head buried alongside the remains, Viking expert Dr Leszek Gardeła believes that the woman may have come from what is now Poland and could have been a Slav.
The team of archaeologists led by Warsaw University’s Dr Kamil Kuraszkiewicz discovered the ancient corpses in a trench surrounding the Pyramid of Djoser which could have been ‘a path to the afterlife’.
Hundreds of thousands of silver Roman coins found in the areas inhabited by Goths and Vandals in the beginning of the first century have up until now been considered genuine currency from the Roman empire. But now Warsaw University archaeologists are on the trail of the counterfeit criminals.
The chains were used to hang people and then leave them suspended while they rotted to deter people from breaking the law.
The team of Polish archeologists led by Professor Piotr Dyczek from the University of Warsaw say the city of Bassania in what is now in the modern-day city of Shkodër dates back to the time of the Illyrian kingdom, which existed in the region until 167 BC.
The people in the 5,000-year-old grave were captured and executed with blows to the head. Using genome-wide analysis, a reconstruction of the grave shows mainly women and children lying close together with their bodies and limbs overlapping.