Forensic police officer Daniel Wawrzyniak made the starling 14th century discoveries near the western town of Strzelce Krajeńskie, not far from Gorzów Wielkopolski.
The haul bearing the image of King Sigismund III Vasa also includes Prussian shillings struck for Prince George Wilhelm Hohenzollern, who was a fief of the Republic of Poland. It remains a mystery why the coins were placed where they were and why they have remained hidden until today. h century silver coins has been found under the floor of a monastic church.
According to experts, the ornate, gold clasps were probably formed around the middle of the 5th Century, a period of confusion and chaos caused by the migration of barbarian tribes and the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The beautifully delicate and ornate 3,000-year-old bracelets date back to the late Bronze Age and are thought to have belonged to a people known as the Lusatian culture.
The entrance was found during a search of the area in northeast Poland using geo-radar. It has long been thought that the bunker complex, which lies close to where Hitler had his Wolf’s Lair HQ, could contain many WWII treasures, including the Amber Chamber.
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The designs painted in a polychrome technique of patterned curtains and forest motifs were found at the magical 13th century Książ Castle.
An amateur historian says he has found documents pointing to the location of artwork stolen by Nazi Germany, including Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man estimated to be worth around 100 million USD.
The treasure found in January under the floor of the Saint Martin and Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Bydgoszcz (northern Poland) will be put on show at a museum in the city next week.