Discovered after wind blew down a tree revealing spearheads, researchers working at the secret site have now found cremated remains. Now they want to find out who the victims are.
Mushroom picking Bartosz Michałowski found the silver coins in a landslip on the banks of the River Słupia near his village of Strzelinko, not far from the northern town of Słupsk.
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.
In addition to remains of 18th century housing, the archaeologists discovered that the inhabitants of the city were probably heavy smokers as they found a few pipes in every house.
It remains unclear how the coins came to be buried in an old German cemetery in northwest Poland, but they probably came to the region in the first place as a result of trade between various peoples of Europe and the Arab world.
The new project by researchers at the University of Łódź will see the remains of 200 people digitised and put online.
Lead archeologist Dr Krzysztof Babraj from the Museum of Archaeology in Kraków said: “The older church is underneath the basilica, which was destroyed by an earthquake. The form of its limestone walls, along with ceramic and glass fragments found inside the ruins, indicate that the church dates back to the mid-4th Century.”
Wrocław archeologists found that Homo Erectus travelled outside of Africa not only along the Nile river, but also through what is now a desert which used to be a humid area with plants and rivers leading to the Red Sea.
While investigating a location used for sacrifices, the archeologists led by Warsaw University’s ‘Indiana Jones’, Prof. Miłosz Giersz, came across the tomb containing the remains of a 20-year-old man in a sitting position surrounded by tools made of rare metal including a saw, a collection of knives and an axe.
The heavily forested Bory Tucholskie region in northern Poland where the stunning discovery was made is one of the least explored by archeologists. The ‘one-of-its-kind’ settlement together with its surrounding fields covers an area of over 170 hectares.