Discovered in shallow ground at a prehistoric settlement used as a place of worship in Ebreichsdorf, Austria, the unique gold bowl is made of thin sheet metal consisting of approximately 90 percent gold, 5 percent silver, and 5 percent copper.
Initially believed to have been an example of a woolly rhinoceros, closer inspection by experts from the University of Wrocław revealed it was a specimen of the much rarer Stephanorhinus or Merck’s rhinoceros. The palaeontologists came to the rescue after the builders, saying they were going to dump the bones, went to watch a football match.
Bought for a few złotys 28 years ago from a market near Lublin, when the current owner discovered the true value of the small oil on canvass he was so astonished he crashed his car into a ditch.
The discovery 70 years ago this month of the 15th-century remains, as well as the earlier discovery of pewter containers holding the heart and innards of 17th-century Władysław IV, were met with wild celebrations and dubbed the find of the century. But then people started dying…
A US-owned news channel at the heart of a debate over free media in Poland has been granted an extension to its broadcasting licence just days before it expired.
Poland's radio and television regulator KRRiT has agreed to put the TVN24 satellite television news channel on the official register, allowing it to continue to operate despite the fact that the station's license has not yet been renewed.
The grim discovery was made after builders stumbled upon human remains during work at the site in Mikołajki in the Warmian-Maurian Voivodeship.
Members of the US House of Representatives from both parties on Friday, in a joint statement, called on the Polish authorities to guarantee free and independent media and US investment in Poland.
A group of six Polish women including film director Agnieszka Holland have written to US Vice-President Kamala Harris to raise the alarm over what they call "a serious threat to freedom of speech in Poland" over TVN's struggle to renew its licence.
Historians are wondering how 118 coins minted during the Carolingian Empire, a Frankish dynasty who ruled over what is today much of France, Germany and Italy in the period 750–887 AD, managed to find their way to Poland, as in the 9th century it was an area inhabited by pagan Prussians.