Stretching from the 11th century up until to today, through both war and peace, Hungary and Poland have enjoyed their own ‘special relationship’. TFN’s Stuart Dowell takes a look at some of the relationship’s defining moments.
Archaeologist, historian and certified beerophile Sławomir Dryja from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, decided to bring the historic brew back to life after discovering the ‘secret’ ingredient hidden in the palace walls.
Archaeologists have dated the discovery in Bydgoszcz from the 10th to the 12th centuries. If the earlier date is correct, the remains could be those of some of the first children to ever have been called Polish since the state of Poland was established under Duke Mieszko I, whose reign began sometime before 963 and continued until his death in 992.
The house swoop in the town of Andrychów came as part of a crack down on the illicit trade in historical items with tens of thousands of artefacts already been recovered.
Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
Decimated during WWII, with its churches, palaces, and market-place, spanning history from the 13th to the 20th century, Warsaw’s Old Town is a splendid and meticulous restoration - a true phoenix from the flames, says’s TFN’s Joanna Jasińska.
The incredible discovery was made by archaeologists scouring Lake Lednia where along with the sword they found 21 artefacts including two axes, 13th and 14th century arrowheads, crossbow bolts and a sickle.
Hundreds of arrowheads and crossbow bolts from a major 14th century battle with King Casimir the Great have been found in a forest in Sanok.
Using ground-penetrating radar to try and identify the site, archaeologists say the likelihood of finding skeletons was high.
After discovering the man’s remains in the lost village of Dzwonowo, working from just the man’s skull anthropologists painstakingly reconstructed his face.