Taking Marcin Tobolski, Krzysztof Tobolski and Marcin Pietrucha seven years to complete, the models were constructed on a 1:50 scale with the trio working in close cooperation with historians to ensure accuracy.
The grim discovery thought to date back to the Bronze Age was made in the village of Tuchola Żarska after local schoolchildren began digging around with a bucket and spade.
By examining the use of 130 examples of ceramic lekanes (a type of low bowl), Dr Bartłomiej Lis of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology at the Polish Academy of Sciences found that the lekanes were used as handwashing basins – rather than as tableware to eat food from.
The remains of the prehistoric settlement, which belonged to the Lusatian culture, were found deep below the ground in what is today’s Białołęka district of the city.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.
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.
Smugglers hoped the disguise would take the ancient and rare sword from Ukraine to the Czech Republic.
Probably originating in the Middle East no-one is certain just how the ancient weapon made its way to what is now Poland.