Though the exact figure remains unknown, it is thought that anything between 40,000 tons to 100,000 tons of potential pollutants could lie at the bottom of the Baltic, including mines, barrels of chemical waste, and bombs.
The grim discovery of around 17.5 tons of human ashes were made near the former Soldau concentration camp, which is now the town of Działdowo by the Institute of National Remembrance.
The desecrated memorial site in the village of Kaczycze, in the Grodno region of Belarus, was the final resting place for 89 Polish Home Army (AK) soldiers killed during a battle against Soviet NKVD forces near Raviny, Belarus, in January 1945.
Murdered by communists in Lublin Castle in 1949, the whereabouts of Henryk Wieliczko’s body remained unknown for six decades.
Piotr Włodarczak from the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences said the remains of the men, which are significantly taller than earlier finds, most likely belonged to people who arrived from the steppes of southern Russia or Ukraine.
Dinosaur specialists are hailing the find at the most spectacular dinosaur discovery ever in Poland, the biggest of its type in Europe and possibly the world.
Specialists say the 200-million-year-old fossils are the most spectacular dinosaur discovery ever made in Poland, the biggest of its type in Europe and possibly the world.
The discovery which included bits of the soldier’s uniform, a bayonet and ammunition holders was made during digging works beside railway tracks in the town of Nowa Sucha near Sochaczew.
A 16-strong team uncovered over half a ton of the wreckage buried in specially dug pits. The engine was missing and despite finding an airman’s boot no bodies of the crew were found.
The grim discovery was made after builders stumbled upon human remains during work at the site in Mikołajki in the Warmian-Maurian Voivodeship.