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.
Following Olga Tokarczuk’s recent Nobel Prize success, Sergiusz takes a look at two of Poland’s other phenomenal female writers.
The stunning discovery was made in the residential neighbourhood of Żoliborz in northern Warsaw where the 300-year-old church was built as a summer residence for Queen Marie Casimire.
The discovery of the remains of the unknown soldier follow the unearthing of two more skeletons in recent weeks.
The six were found in a “house of the dead” and cast new light on ancient burial rituals.
The remains are thought to be those of an aristocratic boy who died back in 1755
The mosaic may have adorned the bedroom floor of a local commander’s home, and dates back some 2,000 years.
With a population of just 445 people, the former medieval stronghold has turned up thousands of fragments of ceramic vessels, coins and amulets - and even a sacrificed dog’s skull buried under the threshold of a house.
The excavations carried out at the castle in Olsztyn and the hill it stands on shed fascinating light on Neanderthal life thousands of years ago.