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.
Despite being already looted by treasure hunters the cemetery find sheds new light on the Yotvingian people.
Buried with his weapon and golden ornaments, the warrior discovered by archaeologists from Jagiellonian University in Kraków was found in an untouched grave in an area known for both its rich burial sites and notorious grave-robbing.
Discovered after wind blew down a tree revealing spearheads, researchers working at the secret site have now found cremated remains. Now they want to find out who the victims are.
The spearhead features an unusual design feature that may have made the spear fly straighter and have more body-ruining potential.