One of the largest ever hauls of treasure from the Roman period to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region has been uncovered in Hrubieszów near Lublin.
Archaeologists have uncovered a stone chest from 3,500 years ago in rubble above the Egyptian site of Deir el-Bahari.
Professor Andrzej Niwiński who is leading the team of archaeologists at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt said the 3,500-year-old chest proves that “since we are in the centre of the royal cemetery, it is definitely a tomb. Finding this deposit indicates that we are in the process of discovering the tomb."
The ancient carved figure sheds light on the lives of ancient people.
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.