Archeologists say the discovery at the site of a future apartment block has thrown into doubt the long-held belief that the nearby city of Gniezno was the country’s first capital city.
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.
Finds show a past love of oysters, beer and flour from Toruń.
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.
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 new discovery in the sands of Dubai shed new light on an ancient civilization.
Dating back thousands of years the site may have served as meeting place and as a place of worship.
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.