The 300-kg bell which has been preserved in perfect condition was found hidden inside the remains of a bell tower in the village of Maniów, near Sanok.
Work on Warsaw’s Pl. Defilad has revealed pre-war artefacts and secret rooms that were once used by Communist Party dignitaries.
The first time that the gate has been seen by modern eyes, experts say that the gate dates back to the 14th century, with the part that has just been uncovered dating to the 15th century.
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.
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.
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