Researchers at Warsaw’s University Library came across the strand inside Thomasinus de Ferraria’s Sermones Quadragesimales during work on the manuscript.
A specialist team of body searchers from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) made the find in a forested area in the city’s Białołęka district following a tip off from an elderly resident who recalled seeing German troops herding people into the area.
Josie Dixon had little idea that her great-great-great-great grandfather Felix Yaniewicz was one of the 19th century’s most notable composers until a chance conversation about a Stradivarius violin led her on a path of discovery.
Archaeologists closed in on a 20-square-metre site in a cemetery in the small town of Orneta by using local archival records and a hand-drawn burial plan. Religious objects including crucifixes and medallions helped them identify the victims.
Archaeologists have discovered one of Poland’s largest megalithic cemeteries after they unearthed seven tombs dating back some 5,500 years.
The surprising find was made after expert cavers began exploring a network of passages that had been constructed during WWII.
A leading independent television network in Poland has claimed a new advertising tax could limit freedom of speech.
The director of the Shem Olam Institute in Israel which took the artefacts said: “The task of transferring the tefillin was done secretly but under the noses of the authorities.” Warsaw City Hall says it is now investigating and added it was “a crime” to not report valuable and historical items found at construction sites.
Builders stumbled upon the bottle during renovations at the city’s Central Train Station. Inside was a handwritten note referring to the tragic 1970 protests which led to over 40 deaths.
It’s that time of year again for The Debrief Christmas Special! Hosted by John Beauchamp with guest Ed Wight, Managing Editor of The First News.