Belonging to the time of the Wari Empire and containing people of both genders, several were found wearing carved masks or adorned with ceramics placed on ‘false heads’.
Archaeologists who made the grim discovery during work at the garden’s Maria Curie-Skłodowska University say they currently unsure why the people were buried here but suggest they could have been the victim of a plague which swept across the country in the 15th century.
Archaeologists in the town of Wiślica uncovered 12 silver coins, 11 of which are from the period of King Bolesław the Bold, from 1076 to 1079.
The four teeth dating from around 148 million years ago were uncovered by ccientists from Krakow's Jagiellonian University and the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Discovered by archaeologists near the village of Stara Rzeka, the 50 graves contained a large number of priceless artefacts, including two silver necklaces, two silver fibulae and elements of a necklace made from small silver beads, as well as jewellery with snake motifs.
Thought to have been one of the largest in Central Europe, the temple’s remains were discovered in the city’s old town.
The grim discovery was made in an abandoned souls' graveyard in Pień near Bydgoszcz where last year the grave of a ‘vampire woman’ was also found.
Archaeologists made the startling discoveries as work on the palace foundations gets underway before its much-anticipated reconstruction.
The huge grave containing around 450 skeletons revealed that many of the bodies showed signs of anti-vampire practices common in Kashubia in the 19th century.
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