Jagiellonian University said that observations of sugar cane led to the discovery of the powerful plant substance called albicidin, which was found to possess a unique way of attacking bacteria in comparison to other drugs.
Working at a site near Chełmno in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian district, the archaeologists uncovered dozens of bronze ornaments in a peat bog, including necklaces, bracelets, greaves, decorative pins, as well as numerous human bones.
Dated 31 July 2015, the letter which was found hidden on New Year’s Day among rocks and old logs on the Croatian island of Pag began: "I am Marysia, and I am Monia. We live in Poland, near Kraków." Now the woman who found the letter would like to meet them.
While digging to insulate the building’s foundations in Łódź, the workers stumbled upon a wooden box filled with over 400 antique objects, including candlesticks, cutlery, glasses, and other utensils.
The remains of the nine heads were uncovered by a team from the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw working at the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt.
The discovery of a wooden defensive rampart from the 930s means that there was a Slavic settlement in the area around the city's popular Długi Targ street even before the Polish state was first established by Mieszko I in 960.
The welded-shut containers containing SS documents and personal belongings including a model train set were part of a treasure haul of around 70 boxes and packages hidden by one or more German families in a walled-off basement of a building in the Lower Silesian city nearly 80 years ago.
At the entrance to the shrine, Polish archaeologists also discovered a Greek inscription saying: “It is improper to boil a head in here.”
Most of the 11 Polish victims had their hands tied behind their backs, and some of the skulls have traces of injuries. The mass grave contained bullet casings from a German Mauser.
The colossal discovery, which includes 577 ancient burial barrows, 246 charcoal kiln sites, 54 tar plants, 19 complexes of ancient farmlands, 30 tranches, 51 semi-dugouts and 17 war cemeteries, and was made by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.