Bloodstains splattered across the stairwell of an old Warsaw apartment block could belong to insurgents fighting against Hitler’s forces during the Warsaw Uprising.
The project which aims to identify among other things where the dynasty originated, focuses on the entire time of Piast rule starting with Mieszko I (c.930-992) who brought Christianity to the country and Bolesław Chrobry the first crowned king of Poland, through to the last members of the dynasty, such as the dukes of Mazovia (1526) and Silesia (1639).
Taking seven years to conduct their research, the team of scientists under Prof. Robert Mysłajek from the Warsaw University’s Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology gathered and genetically analysed 2,300 samples of excrement, urine, fur and fragments of tissues from dead wolves from all over Poland.
The badly injured cub nicknamed Klincz was found lying on the side of a road after being hit by a car. Following a month of rehabilitation he was eventually released back into the wild after researchers tracked his pack down.
Scientists at Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin are studying four skulls to try to determine where the men came from in biogeographic terms, their eye colour and hair colour.
Photos of bloodstains splattered across stairwells have been posted on social media with claims that they are from Polish soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany during the 1944 Uprising. TFN’s Stuart Dowell puts on his detective cap to find out more.
Historians claim that DNA testing shows that the Polish nobleman who rose to fame during the American Revolution was intersex as his remains have genetic and biological female characteristics.
Map will help doctors diagnose and treat serious illnesses, and provide an insight into where the ancestors of Poles came from.