Using satellite remote sensing tools, researchers say they have now solved ‘one of history’s most enduring mysteries’ and confirmed that a large Viking Age burial mound in the village of Wiejkowo did belong to the 10th century king of Denmark and Norway, Harald Gormsson Bluetooth.
Historians are wondering how 118 coins minted during the Carolingian Empire, a Frankish dynasty who ruled over what is today much of France, Germany and Italy in the period 750–887 AD, managed to find their way to Poland, as in the 9th century it was an area inhabited by pagan Prussians.
When it comes to historical tents, Michał Siedlecki is the man the film industry turns to first. And now, with a string of blockbuster productions including upcoming viking movie ‘The Northman’, starring Nicole Kidman, William Defoe and Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy behind him, the 37-year-old is already starting work on four other major movies.
Using ground-penetrating radar to try and identify the site, archaeologists say the likelihood of finding skeletons was high.
The discovery a medieval cemetery in the village of Ciepłe, northern Poland, include graves from the times of Bolesław the Brave, the first King of Poland, who lived from 967 to 1025.
The spearhead features an unusual design feature that may have made the spear fly straighter and have more body-ruining potential.