The ghoulish discovery was made at an old German cemetery in the village of Modliszów, in Lower Silesia, which was part of Germany before WWII.
The graves contain bodies of soldiers killed in battles between the Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires.
Professor Marta Osypińska, a zooarchaeologist from the Polish Academy of Sciences, described the find as ‘unique’, saying: “Until now, no one has found Indian monkeys at archaeological sites in Africa. Interestingly, even ancient written sources don’t mention this practice.”
Some 150 Jewish gravestones have been unearthed during construction work in the south-eastern Polish town of Leżajsk.
The grim discovery by construction workers in the town of Leżajsk, southern Poland, has been described as one of the largest in recent times, with many of the ‘matzevot’ retaining their original colours and painted lettering.
Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki and Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski laid flowers on Saturday at the 'Fallen Undefeated' monument in Warsaw's Wola district to mark the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, World War II's biggest armed insurgency against German occupation.
Using ground-penetrating radar to try and identify the site, archaeologists say the likelihood of finding skeletons was high.
After hearing rumours about a mass grave where 62 soldiers killed during the 1915 Battle of Opatów fell, members of the Świętokrzyska Exploration Group along with WWI military expert Marek Lis have embarked upon an historical detective hunt to give the soldiers the resting place they deserve.
Part of an ongoing project the temporary and transparent gravestones appear on grounds that were once Jewish cemeteries.
With over 1 million graves, covering over 100 acres and dating back to 1790, Powązki cemetery is one of the oldest and noblest in Warsaw. TFN’s Jacek Borowski takes a look at some of the great and the good buried within its wall and the stories they have left behind.