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.”
Among the remains researchers from the POMOST Historical and Archaeological Research Laboratory discovered weapons, tools, soldiers’ dog tags and medals identifying them as a paratrooper unit attached to Hitler’s Luftwaffe.
Researchers from the Institute of National Remembrance’s Search and Identification Bureau will now use DNA samples to try and determine if the remains found at the prison belong to Pilecki who was executed at the prison in 1948.
The skeletons with coins dating back to the reign of kings Sigismund III Vasa and John II Casimir were discovered in an area in southeast Poland known as the Church Mountains (Góry Kościelne) and confirm local legends of a children’s graveyard.
Buried with his weapon and golden ornaments, the warrior discovered by archaeologists from Jagiellonian University in Kraków was found in an untouched grave in an area known for both its rich burial sites and notorious grave-robbing.
The discovery of the remains of the unknown soldier follow the unearthing of two more skeletons in recent weeks.
Discovered at the end of the 20th century lying on a beach surrounded by jewellery, a 3D printing firm from Warsaw say they can now bring her woman ‘back to life’ by reconstructing her face.
The ‘dinosaur’ app from Warsaw-based start-up Immersion, lets visitors to New York’s Museum of Natural History explore the world and biology of the fearsome predator in full virtual reality.