Discovered in shallow ground at a prehistoric settlement used as a place of worship in Ebreichsdorf, Austria, the unique gold bowl is made of thin sheet metal consisting of approximately 90 percent gold, 5 percent silver, and 5 percent copper.
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.
The 2,000-year-old discovery, the first of its kind in the country, was made next to the remains of an ancient temple in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus.
The grim discovery thought to date back to the Bronze Age was made in the village of Tuchola Żarska after local schoolchildren began digging around with a bucket and spade.
Archaeologists working at the Tunel Wielki cave in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland in southeast Poland, say the girl with a chaffinch head in her mouth had come over with an army of invaders during the 1655 Swedish Deluge, a mid-17th century invasion and occupation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Archaeologists from the University of Wrocław came across hundreds of artefacts belonging to the African variety of Homo erectus, the ancestor of humans (Homo sapiens), about 70 km east of the present-day city of Atbara.
Team leader Piotr Wroniecki said: “If the system works as expected, it could successfully revolutionise archaeology – as the introduction of radiocarbon dating did in the first half of the 20th century.”
The tombs are between 40 and 50 metres long, with the longer walls reinforced with wooden palisades, while the short eastern walls contained an entrance to a sort of tomb chapel.
The documentary describes Warsaw University archaeology professor Andrzej Niwiński’s life-long search in the Valley of King’s for the hidden tomb of 11th century BC Egyptian ruler Herhor.
The thousands of 900-year-old riches which include coins and jewellery rumoured to have belonged to a Ruthenian princess and sister-in-law of 12-century Polish king Bolesław the Wrymouth were discovered in the small village of Słuszków, near Kalisz.