The seven-year-old child was trying to warn his parents of approaching German troops when he was gunned down and later buried alive.
The settlement may have belonged to a little-known people who lived on the Baltic coast around 2000 BC.
The deposits are thought to consist of a tonne of pure gold along with 5,000 tonnes of gold ore.
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.”
Previously assumed that gothic jewellery was of inferior quality to that of the Romans’, the haul of over 3,500 items of jewel-craft buried along with the dead near Elbląg, included silverware which when analysed revealed it to be 92-97 percent pure.
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.
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.
The boulder was used to mark the location of the barracks of the soldiers of the 1st Company of the battalion known as the Führer-Begleit-Bataillon, with the abbreviation F.B.B., which was formed in 1939 to protect the Fuhrer at the front.
The discovery described by museum staff as "exceptional" was made during conservation work on shoes that make up part of the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz museum.