The settlement may have belonged to a little-known people who lived on the Baltic coast around 2000 BC.
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.”
Previously assumed that gothic jewellery was of inferior quality to that of the Romans’, the haul of over 3,500 items of jewel-craft buried along with the dead near Elbląg, included silverware which when analysed revealed it to be 92-97 percent pure.
Just a few centimetres long with a visible snout and ears, the figurines were discovered at the settlement from around 3,500 years ago encircled by a monumental stone wall – which captured researchers’ interests because it is the oldest of its kind in this part of Europe.
New research by Polish team shed lights on the diet of humans 9,000 years ago.
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.
The ancient remains consisting of the front part of the skull and both horns measuring 90cm were found by workers on the future Bródno metro.
One of the largest ever hauls of treasure from the Roman period to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region has been uncovered in Hrubieszów near Lublin.
The 1,753 coins spread out over farmer Mariusz Dyl’s field near Lublin and described as ‘the Crown of Polish Archaeology’, are one of the largest ever hauls of treasure to be found in Poland and the largest ever in the Lublin region.
The gory details revealed that they were laid in shallow wells, which were then plastered over and sometimes reopened so that certain body parts could be removed, or so that earlier remains could be moved to make room for new corpses.