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.
Originally, the archeology students hoped to find remnants of the ‘Great Battle’ that resulted in the fall of the last Mayan city in 1697. Instead, they came across much older historical remains including skull-shaped incense burners and sacrificial glass blades dating back to 150 BC.
Polish archaeologists have discovered in the ancient Mayan city of Nakum in Guatemala a unique, over 2,500 years old steam bath carved in the rock.
Polish archeologists discovered the buildings erected from enormous, unworked stones, dating from the mid-4th century BC, in northern Lebanon, Zuzanna Wygnańska from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (CAŚ) of Warsaw University informed PAP.
Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński announced on Monday that a red-figure lekythos dating back to the fourth century BC had officially been returned to the National Museum in Warsaw.