As the coronation of Charles III looms, TFN’s Stuart Dowell looks at the story behind Poland’s own crown jewels.
Described by archaeologists as a ‘sensation’ the metre-long weapon was found in Lower Silesia by three local history enthusiasts searching the area and stumbling upon the sword’s head lying about 30 centimetres underground.
Just a PKP train ride away from major Polish cities, Gniezno is an ideal destination for a weekend filled with charming architecture, strolling among lush greenery, and a series of unexpected attractions.
The six were found in a “house of the dead” and cast new light on ancient burial rituals.
The chapel holds the graves of Poland’s first Christian ruler and king, but is usually off-limits to visitors.
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