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.
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 monumental tomb containing the remains of the 20-30-year-old, was surrounded by a trench separating it from the rest of the necropolis. Unlike the other burials around it, the body wasn’t burnt.
Graves of warriors from more than 2,000 years ago were discovered by archaeologists in Bejsc, in south-central Poland. The newly discovered cemetery has an area of about one hectare.
According to archaeologists, the burial ground was used in the second half of the 6th and 7th Century, when the area was inhabited by descendants of the Baltic population. All the bodies were incinerated before being placed directly in pits in the ground.