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Polish and Ukrainian experts have uncovered a mass grave of Polish nationals murdered by Ukrainian nationalists in the village of Puzhniki, western Ukraine, during WWII, a Polish official has said.
Discovered by archaeologists near the village of Stara Rzeka, the 50 graves contained a large number of priceless artefacts, including two silver necklaces, two silver fibulae and elements of a necklace made from small silver beads, as well as jewellery with snake motifs.
The grim discovery was made in an abandoned souls' graveyard in Pień near Bydgoszcz where last year the grave of a ‘vampire woman’ was also found.
One of the WWII-era mass graves in Gdańsk contained the remains of Polish civilians, while the other in Wrocław revealed German civilians.
Hoping to find preserved fragments of old city walls, archaeologists in Słomniki have instead unearthed a near perfect skeleton lying in a foetal position.
Most of the 11 Polish victims had their hands tied behind their backs, and some of the skulls have traces of injuries. The mass grave contained bullet casings from a German Mauser.
Around 50 graves were damaged when a sinkhole opened up beneath them in a cemetery in the southern Polish town of Trzebinia on Tuesday morning.
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.
The two amber rings, a bronze bowl, an iron knife in a leather holder and bronze buckles were found in the grave of a man who belonged to the Pomeranian elite who lived between the 11th and 12th century.
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