The team of researchers from the Nicholas Copernicus University in Toruń found that the body in the village of Pień had a sickle placed over its neck, which they say would have been to prevent her from returning to mortality, and a padlock on the big toe of her left foot.
VIDEO: Archaeologists from the Stanisław Staszic Regional Museum in Piła stumbled upon the discovery while combing through the river Gwda in western Poland.
Belonging to the Polish saint Władysław I the Holy, the bones were discovered in an ossuary in Bory Castle in Székesfehérvá.
The girl, identified as Kornelia, had been visiting a plot near Kruszyn when she discovered part of a flint tool dating from thousands of years ago.
Described by archaeologists as a ‘sensation’ the metre-long weapon was found in Lower Silesia by three local history enthusiasts searching the area and stumbling upon the sword’s head lying about 30 centimetres underground.
During WWII, the site of the dig in what is now Warsaw’s Muranów district was the headquarters of the Jewish Combat Organisation, which was instrumental in organising and launching the ghetto uprising.
Having been first decapitated, the skulls in Gliwice had been placed between the victims’ legs leading some to speculate that they had belonged to people suspected of being vampires.
Mysterious inscriptions from the 2nd and 3rd centuries had left archaeologists baffled since their discovery a century ago. Now Dr. Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider from the University of Warsaw says she has cracked it.
The 4,300-year-old tomb was discovered in the Egyptian village of Saqqara where, according to hieroglyphs engraved on the tomb’s façade, Egyptologists managed to determine that it belongs to a man named Mehcheczi.
The appearance of the former inhabitants of Upper Lusatia - - a historical land located on what is today both sides of the Polish-German border - was reconstructed by anthropologists, archaeologists and visual artists in Wrocław.